Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Snow, Sunsets, and Springtails
Works been busy and I'm currently sitting in a hotel room in Upstate New York. I'm working on an accreditation program for child and youth services on Army installations regarding pesticides. If all goes well, this program will involve more short trips as an assessor of the program. With the budget crisis, things have been iffy, but it's a program with significant merit for the health of our military children.
Snow - It rained all last night, but this morning we were in a down right blizzard. It only lasted about an hour, then slowly tapered off to a rain, but made for a rough morning.
Sunsets - The day cleared up and we ended it watching a great sunset over Lake Ontario, too bad it wasn't warm enough to get out of the car!
Springtails - These are fascinating insects with an odd appendage that attaches under their belly which they use to fling them in the air. Their about 1/4 the size of a flea and live in moist environments. You can usually find them under rocks in the soil. One of the daycare facilities we inspected today has had a reoccurring problem with springtail infestations. Only one of the odd things I deal with and why I love my job!