"El Gringo Jalapeño"
Nov 20, 2006, 5:41 PM
Post #3 of 4
¡Hola, amigos costeños!
I agree with NJ, that fortunately Xalapa is not a big bug haven, although there are mosquitos and lots of other little critters, but nothing you can't live with. Some people are now putting screens on their windows; however, it is only a few weeks in the years that the mosquitos(and some other flying bugs) can be bothersome.
Something happened last summer that was very interesting. There is a vacant lot with ruins from an old mule train waystation next to my photography studio. A plague of inch worms like I have never seen before attacked the fairly large tree in the middle of the lot, each hanging down on single threads like spiders. For about a month there seemed to be thousands of the worms. They really were not a problem at all other than crawling all over the patio area. Then as suddenly as they appeared, they disappeared, leaving the poor tree almost without a leaf. Well, after about 2 months the tree started growing leaves again, and it is lusher than ever. I guess the good Lord has a special purpose for every one of His creations!
So, go with the flow. Fortunately we are not covered with crawling critters very much.
¡Suerte y hasta pronto!
Roy B. Dudley "El Gringo Jalapeño" See more about Xalapa at www.xalaparoy.com