The creepy crawlies are trying to get inside to find a cozy home for the winter.
Nature makes the transition to autumn before we do. Here are four sure fire ways you can recognize the changing of the seasons.
I had to wrestle this garden spider to the ground last night - right in my bedroom! I wasn't about to snuggle up with the big fella till next April. A girl has her standards. He spent the night in this glass jar and in the morning was given a stern lecture and quickly ushered back outside.
The monarchs are congregating in the trees getting ready for the long trip to Mexico. I counted fifteen on this one branch.
I wouldn't mind visiting them in Mexico round about the middle of January, but so far, although I have hosted hundreds, not one return invitation has been issued!
The golden rod behind the barn is as tall as I am. I can't think of a plant that causes more misery.
Okay, okay, I suppose poison ivy and poison oak cause more misery. Oh - and what about that new plant that is now in Ontario, Giant Hog weed? It looks like Queen Anne's Lace, but, and I'm sure I heard this on CBC, it is so evil it sucks your brains out through your nostrils if you try to sniff it.
And the last sign.
It is a bit of a dire warning.
It happened almost three weeks early this year.
The martins are gone.