It is getting warmer. I actually started opening windows, and kept them open last night. It is great to air out the house after a long winter. On the down side, the large stink bugs have started coming out of hibernation. Maybe, I should have left the spider inside the house. In addition to the Stink Bugs, I also have Western Conifer Seed Bugs (thanks to Chris Mallory for the ID). Apparently, these also have a reputation to be stink bugs, but at least they are not the blood sucking Triatominae (which look similar)
I noticed this stink bug crawling up the wall. I didn’t see as many this winter. Is this the start of a spring invasion? [Note added later. This is not a stink bug, but rather a western conifer bug. The stink bugs are wider and more squat. The conifer bug are longer, and more narrow.]
Late-Winter Indoor Nature in New Jersey. Stink Bug.
I have gone the entire winter and only saw a couple of Stink Bugs in the house. So tonight, while cooking dinner this Stink Bug decided to become a target while I was cooking dinner.
Just wondering if anyone is viewing my “Image of the Day” photo blog”. I have not posted anything for the last month, and didn’t get any feedback wondering where I was or if there would be more posts. The blog has been getting 20-40 spam messages a day to older posts, which I do not pass forward. At the same time, I have been posting images almost every day to Google+, mainly to various “Daily Photography Themes“. For these posts, I get many pluses (+) and comments. I am trying to figure out if there is a real audience to “My Image of the Day” photo blog. Please comment either to this blog or by e-mail.