Feb 17 2010

Where is the Nature Observer?

Published by at 7:13 am under Books & Events

Brown marmorated stink bug (photo from The Bugwood Network via Wikimedia)Those of you who read Chuck Tague’s blog have noticed he hasn’t updated it since January 21.

I did too.  Around the end of January I emailed him saying “You must be away having fun since there’s no news on your blog.”

No, he isn’t away.  He’s alive and well but his blog has a bug.  There’s some kind of software problem that causes it to crash the minute he tries to change anything.  The best he is able to do is post this comment on his last entry.

JANUARY 28, 2010
DEAR READERS:
MY APOLOGIES.  BECAUSE OF A SOFTWARE PROBLEM I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS THE NATURE OBSERVER WEBSITE TO ADD OR EDIT FOR THE LAST WEEK.  TECH SUPPORT AT APPLE IS WORKING ON THE PROBLEM.
CHUCK

Meanwhile, Chuck’s been busy birding and taking pictures while he waits for Apple to make the bug go away.  It’s a pesky one and it’s still not solved.

It may be a real bug but it’s not a “true bug” like this brown marmorated stink bug that plagues us indoors.

;-)

(photo from Wikimedia Commons, via The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia.  Click on the photo to see the original at Wikimedia.)

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2 Responses to “Where is the Nature Observer?”

  1. Bonnie Jeanneon 17 Feb 2010 at 9:16 am

    Those stink bugs are so very prehistoric looking! They freaked me out when I first saw them a few years ago, but I’m slowly getting used to them. They don’t bite and they can’t help that they stink.

    Bugs of the electronic kind are much scarier and I will never adapt to them.

  2. Anne Curtison 19 Feb 2010 at 11:03 pm

    OMG! (To quote the young’uns!) They appeared in our house last fall and I, too, freaked! Uncleanliness, I thought! Fortunately, around that time, Peter McKay wrote a story in the PG blaming his teenage son for some awful smells in the house until he realized that it was the BUG seeking shelter and which he’d stepped on to kill. Bottom line is that they are harmless, just looking for warmth, and the best thing to deal with them is to trap them in toilet paper and then burial in the commode! Don’t squash them. The smell lingers and is decidedly unpleasant.
    Anne

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