Friday, June 23, 2006

Spiders and the Summer Solstice

Have you ever noticed that spiders and other insects seem more prevalent around the Summer Solstice? Give or take a week. I remember my mum mentioning something to that effect, but didn't really pay much attention to it as a child. Anyway, it's always shown itself to be true. I rarely see spiders around here until about a week before June 21. Then, they're in abundance. Spiders of all varieties come creeping out! So, yeah, you see 'em around all year long, but this time of year they're doing a dance on your forhead. Oh, I should add, that you'll notice an increase around December 21st for the household varieties. Interesting stuff, eh? I don't know of any scientific proof of such, but you know, mum's know best!