Sunday, 3 November 2013

The Blandford Fly Guy

No trapping last night because we were far too busy having Guy Fawkes capers, but at least they had an entomological twist. Instead of the traditional guy we topped the bonfire with an effigy of our old enemy the Blandford Fly, one of the nastiest little insects to be found in the UK today.

I am not a fan of the Daily Mail but you can read an excitable article from it here about the evil little black beast which will return to annoy us towards the end of next May. Let the pictures here be a warning: we will show it as little mercy as it shows us.

We toasted its destruction last night with a Dorset beer called Blandford Flyer, named after the creature and the fishing fly based on it. Some good comes from all bad, and this is an example.


sarah meredith said...

Let's hope this curse crosses the Atlantic and finds our "no-see-ums" who must be distant cousins of the dreaded Blandford fly! Looks like a good time was had by all!

MartinWainwright said...

Hi there! Great to hear from you. Are you and Greg back in the States (along with the 'no-see-ums'? Yes we had a great time and also much Hallowe'en revelry centred on pumpkins, for which cultural gift we give the US hearty thanks

xx M & P