Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
October, 2017 - Mexico

Friday, September 17, 2010

Invasion of the Flies

We had the strangest thing happen a few nights ago.  Kevin was grilling supper outside, and there were a bunch of flies around.  We didn’t think much of it since we’ve had flies bothering us since July.  Well, the flies just kept coming and coming.  The whole side of our camper was covered with them.

Kevin brought the supper in along with dozens of flies.  After that, we didn’t dare open the door.  They were everywhere including all over the outside of the window screens.  Take a look.P1000296



I took the pictures from inside.  I wasn’t going out there.  We figured the food must have attracted them, and they’d go away once it got dark.  But, they didn’t.  They were still there in the morning.  Kevin had to take a broom and brush them all off.  Many were dead; some were still alive.

We don’t know what to make of it.  Maybe it was their last hurrah since there haven’t been many flies since that night.  Maybe it is some sort of dying ritual.  All I know is it was really strange!

We’re leaving our camphosting position today.  We’re camping with our camping club this weekend, taking the camper in for repairs on Monday and then heading towards Colorado.  I’m excited for the next part of the adventure to begin!!!

I’ll keep you posted :)

I wish everyone a terrific weekend.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. That's so strange about the flies. I've never seen them do that. A lot of people say to hang a zip lock back filled with water outside to keep the flies away. I doubt it would helped with that many flies though.

  2. Yuck! That must have been awful. Hope all the flies stay in Wisconsin. :)

  3. Maybe something was dead nearby.

    I've had something like that happen in a garage. Later found a dead mouse.

    All the maggots hatch out (of whatever the next stage is for them) at once.

  4. The fly thing is just plain strange. Good luck on your next journey. We are actually in Wisconsin now just south of Madison and will be heading into Madison to the Lake Farm campground tomorrow. I hope your journey to Colorado goes smoothly/

  5. We have had a very bad summer this year for flies at the campground we are at. We were here last year and had no problem. This year we have to be quick with the door, we are always out with the fly swatter. Not sure why it is?

    Looking forward to hearing about your adventures heading west.

    Kevin and Ruth


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