Sunday, October 3, 2010

Is It Fall Yet?

Couple of days ago the temps were in the 90's.  Still in the 80's today.  Record warm low temps in the mornings.  Terrance spends some time digging out his burrow, the one he's used the last 3 years for hibernation, but he wanders off sometimes. He's stopped feeding, so maybe he's just thermoregulating.  Clearly, it's day length, not temperature, that drives him under ground.  All that said, he's a healthy 174 g. 

Meanwhile, the Hibiscus is still blooming, hummers still humming, and plenty of bumble bees.  Just no honey bees in sight.  And the little "sweat bees" are nowhere to be seen either.  Even the wasps are weak.  I'm guessing CCD is taking its toll.  Bummer.