Fourth Season

Excerpt from Jane's world

And so begins the fourth season of living in rural Wisconsin―the Asian beetle/box elder bug season. It's the longest season of them all. It starts now, and in spring and summer you'll still be picking them out of your folded linens that were stored in a chest or vacuuming them up from your window sills on a hot day.

It's hard to get excited about this fourth season of ours. “Oh, look, honey. It's the first Asian beetle of the season. Get the camera. Let's take a few pictures.” It's also hard to understand the problem if you don't live in an area next to a soybean field, live in a perfectly sealed home, or don't have any part of your house in the sun.

Originally Published October 20th, 2016 in the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout