Early Insects in Upstate New York
Yesterday: I swat a mosquito on my arm. Kids playing next door show me the red bumps of the bites they’ve received.
Today: An orange-spotted butterfly floats amidst the buckets in the maple grove set up to collect sap.
I’m not finding this sort of thing being discussed anywhere else, but where I live, the emergence of insects is happening at a very abnormal time.