[SCA-AE] very OT ? for folks in PA

Thomas Ireland-Delfs fridrikr at rochester.rr.com
Thu Jul 24 18:08:45 EDT 2008


There was an interesting segment on WXXI-AM in Rochester today on the  
spread of the Emarlad Ash Borers into Ohio, PA, & NY.  They sound like  
VERY nasty buggers.

FRIDRIKR

On Jul 24, 2008, at 3:53 PM, Eric France wrote:

> Google says: traps for Emerald Ash Borers (the reason for the  
> imported firewood ban).
>
> Eric
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Heidi Wright <koala at bright.net>
> To: sca-aethelmearc at lists.andrew.cmu.edu
> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:36:09 AM
> Subject: [SCA-AE] very OT ? for folks in PA
>
> Having had occasion to drive through I-90 in Pennsylvania several
> times in the last few weeks, I have a quesion for those who live
> there.
>
> My family and I noticed a number of bright purple boxes hanging
> from the trees at the roadside.  My initial thought is that these
> might be "houses" for bats, to encourage them to eat insects in
> the area.  All our travel was daytime, so I didn't see any bats
> around them, but neither did I see birds or other fauna.
>
> So my question is: what is the purpose of those purple boxes?  I
> am sure that someone in wonderful AEthelmearc knows....
>
> Thanks!
>
> Clarissa
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