I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day weekend. We went up to the Berkshires to visit Neil’s parents. They live in a very pretty, rural area near Great Barrington, MA. Behind their house is a beaver pond/wetland area. They always have more than their share of mosquitoes, but have always had loads of bats living in their open wood shed. Last year the bats did not come back. That, of course, means that there are zillions of mosquitoes. It seems as though the barn swallows have increased in number a bit. Neil’s parents wanted to be able to enjoy their yard, so they found a small tent as a possible solution. Lindsay loved it because of the playhouse aspect. She also found a little green caterpillar, which is a rarity in our lives in Brooklyn.