1 EAGLETON NOTES: What Happened to Our Midges?

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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

What Happened to Our Midges?

We've just made the national news.  No midges!  Since my post in June entitled B****y Midges apparently the very dry weather and the cold Northerly winds that we've been having here (in contrast to most of the rest of Britain) has led to the decimation of the midge population.  In fact it's something that I have been commenting upon for most of the time since that post in what we laughingly call summer.  It's wonderful.

I think, by the way, that I may have posted on midges more than any other topic in the five or so years I've been blogging.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you! I've not been counting your midge-posts but I think my impression has pretty much been that, however wonderful the views on your island, you're either attacked by wind and rain OR midges when you go outside... ;)

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    1. It's only like that on the days that it's like that Monica. The rest of the time it's idyllic. PS Glad Game: you never get wind (if it's over 12 mph), rain AND midges at the same time.

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  2. Midges are irritating little devils and if they bite they hurt,the rain is a pest sometimes and so is the wind - a bracing walk along the beach does wonders for the complexion though! It has been a very good summer so far - at one point we were asked to conserve water and as an added bonus the midges seem to have packed their bags and gone on holiday to the mainland.

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    1. Yes the wind-borne sand is an excellent exfoliant.

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  3. We've got them!!! Was wondering where the heck they all came from all of a sudden.
    Early morning and late evening, can't think of venturing outside except wearing long pants and long sleeves, if not it's murder....seriously we've been having lots of rain lately, and they live in the tall grass...I'm off to cut some of mine today if the sun allows me.

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    1. Renegade monkeys AND midges! Help!

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  4. What are they good for? I mean, does the lack of midges mean something else that usually eats them, is going hungry?

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