The little kid is less-than-enthusiastic about her "Save the Earth" badge, which involves picking up trash from around the lake. I'm not sure this is a good idea anyway. What if someone tossed their used hypodermic needle there?
I'm not sure I got to do stuff like this when I was in Girl Scouts. I frankly don't remember too much about it, other than being whisked away to camp for a week and spending my nights in a cabin with a nice layer of daddy longlegs on the ceiling. And I mean "layer".
I got a tick in my leg that week that my dad thankfully removed. When my dog gets a tick, I FREAK out.
Lately, I have developed something of a tolerance for big spiders, though. We have 3 on our back deck. They come down from their hiding place at dusk and start weaving their intricate webs. I never see too much in them. I figure they are either eating fast, or they just don't need to eat very often.
For some reason, they have started weaving trampoline-like webs.. as if they need a net in case they fall.
Yesterday, we transported a spider across town inadvertantly. It rode on the antenna of the Jeep to ice skating lessons. Half-way there, it disappeared. When I got out of the car, I found it tucked into a crevice of the spot where the antenna protrudes from the vehicle.
When we came out of ice skating lessons, it had started a web from the antenna to the door. I asked my husband to remove his spider. He flicked it off, then squashed it. Oddly enough, I was sad about that. I mean, spiders generally only live a year anyway, and it was getting rid of insects.
Who would have thought I would be a spider advocate?