Bed bugs, scorpions, et al descend upon NY and CT


The bug march continues. Here's the plan for New York and Connecticut–would love to see you East Coast types while I'm there!


Monday, May 23, 2011 6 PM
Horticultural Society of New York
New York City, NY

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:30 PM
Clearfield Public Library
Williamsville, NY  (This is the Buffalo area–Elizabeth, Michele and I will actually get to hang out together and drink some of whatever wonderful thing Elizabeth has concocted for us)

Thursday, May 26, 2011 7 pm
RJ Julia Booksellers
Madison, CT

And also on Thursday, Michele will be at Urban Roots in Buffalo at 7 PM speaking about Grow the Good Life. Get there early if you're going–I know it'll be a packed house.


  1. Amy, Michele, when are either of you coming to Asheville North Carolina? There is a well established local food movement and all kind of gnarly poisonous plants and bugs. I can take you to some very fun private gardens if you come for a more than a few hours.

  2. Fun with scorpions.

    In Arizona where a few bazillion scorpions scamper about I was repairing a semi-truck at night, using a flash light.

    Saw movement out of the eye’s corner.

    Looking down I saw a dozen or more scorpions coming at me.

    Maybe they were just friendly.

    Coming to say “Howdy” and welcome to the neighborhood.

    I still jumped up upon the truck.

    I noted that moving the flash light’s beam could be used to herd the critters.

    Ah hah!!!

    A moment of enlightenment.

    Light: attract.

    So, I “played” with my new-found cohorts.

    Tiring of that, needing to repair the truck, I found that canned ether under pressure, also known as “starting fluid,” was a very effective scorpion killer.

    Thus commenced the Great Scorpion Slaughter.

    Surely their little brief scorpion screams reverberated throughout the arid land.

    However, even after decimating the local herd/horde more arrived.

    Akin to the ChiCom human-wave tactics of the Korean War a seemingly endless supply of uplifted stingers arrived.

    Death-dealing monsters ready to sacrifice themselves for the greater scorpion good or whatever cause they believe in.

    I surrendered.

    Jumping into the truck’s cab I crawled into the sleeper and snoozed until daylight when the scorpion arms hides beneath rocks, etc. awaiting the cover of darkness when they can again burst forth seeking human victims.

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