Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 179: Stink Bugs

This year, Mr. E and I have noticed a new type of critter lingering on our windows and the patio door.  These bugs look like flat little leaves and are rather motionless most of the time:

I've also had some of these visitors on my office window, and today, I discovered a stowaway at the bottom of my light-blocking blinds inside my office.  How do they get in?!

One of my colleagues identified these beasties as stink bugs, also known as shield bugs, which makes perfect sense given their size and shape.  They're really not harmful to us, but they are annoying.  Luckily, due to their lack of movement, they're also pretty darn easy to catch and dispose of.


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