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Day: July 17, 2020

Day: July 17, 2020

Beetlemania

I instantly recognized the evidence.  They were back.  My heartrate sped up. “This time will be different,” I told myself. This time I know what I’m dealing with. Three years ago I noticed a few. I was curious. I admired their beauty.  The next day there were more, and along with them large swaths of once lush green leaves turned to delicate skeletons of crumbling brown. A week later, the geraniums, petunias, and hibiscus were gone. It was the worst infestation in years.  Iridescent emerald green with bronze wings, Japanese beetles are pretty and little. They practically glow when they
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