Although they return every year, they are still annoying when they first arrive.
The black Flies like the warm/sunny weather and the Mosquitoes thrive on the dull damp days as well as dusk and dawn. The good thing is the Black Flies only last for around six weeks. Whereas the Mosquitoes are here until at least September.
But, that is normal conditions here in the forest and after awhile you adjust to them. Soon the Dragonflies will be back and their favorite diet is Mosquitoes. After their return the quantity of these pesty insects decrease substantially. Even with screen doors and windows, a few find their way into the chalet. It is very unnerving to see them amassed on the screens in the morning and evening frantically trying to get in.
However, the good news is the rain has dampened the forest and the dangers of forest fires has subsided. The wet warm weather has also hastened the blooming of the trees and the bushes. The greens are very vibrant at this time of year.
When working in the kennel, it is important to wear long sleeved sweaters and long pants as well as keeping your head covered with a mosquito netting.
The dogs don't seem to bothered by the insects possible due to the garlic powder added to their food daily.
The dogs are still getting plenty of exercise chasing the Butterflies that flutter from dog to dog just out of reach.
Often in the morning, when cleaning the kennel , I find a frog that didn't complete its journey from the swamp to the lake. It met its fate hopping the gauntlet through the dog yard.
All the dog houses have there water buckets attached for the Summer. However, I continue to water the dogs every morning with baited water to ensure they stay hydrated.
Today, both Lizzy and Tanya went to their new adopted homes with Bruno Raymond and will enjoy their reunion with Hinto.
Until next week.......