Flowers and bugs, birds and bees

posted Aug 4, 2013, 9:05 AM by Paul Wagner   [ updated Aug 4, 2013, 9:10 AM ]

The Beehive. Yes, it was full of bees, butterflies, and flowers. ©http://backpackthesierra.com

It seems that the best flowers in the Sierra also come with added companions.  And no, we’re not talking about bees or butterflies.  The same warm temperatures and water that bring those flowers to life also create the perfect conditions for mosquitoes.  We had both of them in spades on the last trip, and we are looking forward to our next trip with some enthusiasm.  Fewer flowers, that for sure, but there will be compensation  for that, in terms of fewer bugs to bite us, fly around our heads, sing in our ears, and pester our spirits.

That's the Beehive in Yosemite National Park, above Hetch-hetchy, on July 23rd of this year.

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