I have heard that mosquitoes are terrible in Alaska and I was prepared for it by bring several insect sprays, some for me and others for my clothes. Yet, it was ironic to get my very first mosquito bite right at the moment I took the picture of the “Welcome to Alaska” sign. It landed on the back of my right hand, as if it was saying “welcome to my land!”
I really didn’t expect to have any trouble with mosquito now since it has been relatively cold. Well, today it reached 75F! But it was still snowing in area just a week ago. Most of the lakes are still frozen. Can’t imagine how many mosquitoes will be here as the days getting warmer and warmer.
Well, welcome to Alaska, the land of wildlife including tons of mosquitoes! 🙂
(This bird is very small. From far, it looks like a tiny black bird. However, look closely, it is quite colorful! Please let me know if you know the name of this cute bird – above two pictures.)
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