The season of the Devil Riders announced its arrival with the pair of Phasmids I found copulating on the back of my neck on Memorial Day. I’m not sure what foliage I must have shoved my head into to cause their transference unto me as I weeded, but they are so prodigious here in our yard gone wild that I knew what they were before seeing them, from the weirdly plump chitin I felt in my fingers as I brushed them off.
"I’m working on a book that draws on the same material as this newsletter" I'd love to read a book built around the ideas explored in this newsletter. I'd be especially interested in possible "seeds" of a better future that you have found in your walks and readings.
Another fascinating read. I look forward to seeing Field Notes weekly.
I’m glad you weren’t blinded by those copulating bugs! I was not aware of the female’s super-powers. If only she could direct the venom backwards and up.