Saturday, October 14, 2017

More Stinky Bugs!

This is a TDB fast breaking news flash. I'm your dedicated doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Ghostwriter was walking around the front yard (yes, with her crutches) and discovered some clusters of little bugs sitting on the leaves of our birch tree. They looked kind of like baby stink bugs.

She noticed that if she touched the leaf, the bugs would all fall off and fly away. So, being the curious science geek that she is, she got a plastic bag, held it under a leaf, and the bugs fell right into the bag. 
Dumb bugs!

Upon carrying this bag of little bugs in her pocket, she then noticed that they were making funny squeaky noises, AND that they were starting to smell terrible! I didn't want to mess with them, that's for sure. We looked them up online and discovered they're called birch catkin bugs, they're not native to the USA, and they do not harm the trees they live on.

Just what we need! More stinky bugs! And that's our big news for today. 


  1. eeewww. bugs that make squeaky noise and stink too! eewwww!
    Hazel & Mabel

  2. Bugs that squeak and smell sound more horrible than stink bugs! We are so happy there are no birch trees in my yard!

  3. We're glad to hear those bugs don't harm the trees but we agree that we don't need any more stinky bugs around here either.

  4. What these bugs do sounds terrible but good to hear that they don't harm the trees! :) :)

    Momo & Pinot xo

  5. They make funny noises, they stink, they are ugly-looking. So what good are they? We suspect they must have some value, but it beats us what that is.
    Happy Sunday.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. Chester,
    Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo noisy and smelly kinda like rotten fish or unwanted company after 3 days. Hugs to GW and you and Dad
    Madi your bfff

  7. Yay, out and about!! Good on you Ghostwriter!

    What is the use of stinky bugs?

    Mara from Norway

  8. Gross! I'm pretty sure Mom would burn the house and the yard down and move. Your science geek ghostwriter is courageous!

    Love and licks,

  9. My gosh you are a very good scientist. Congratulations.

  10. Oh no! That is terrible news!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! One of my people would have done the exact same thing with the bugs! What is it with people, anyways? They don't appreciate the smell of a good dead thing, but they poke at stuff like this!

  12. That is some pretty big news! Where did they come from and why do they stink??

  13. Oh, YUCK!! BOL!

    We have a ton of elderbugs here, they are like a red and black moving covering...espin sunny spots. Too gross.