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Mosquito Squadrons near

June 23, 2009
State Bird

State Bird

This fine example of a design that has lasted 30 million years is often called the State Bird.  Once there is hard rain it takes about 10 days to see a new generation of mosquitoes from eggs that need a watery pond of any kind to grow to full size.   The image is from  I had always thought that mosquitoes used freshwater ponds and not saltwater, but there are several varieties that lay eggs in marshes and dredge material disposal sites such as Clouter Island across the Cooper River.  One consolation is that when a big storm comes it will blow the mosquitoes over to Tennessee.  Check out for article on the mosquito menace.

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