My wife and I have rental property in Warner Robins, Georgia.
Our property is currently occupied by my sister-in-law, so it also serves as a heavily discounted (free) place to stay when in the area. The home is about seventeen-years-old, so the upkeep has intensified in the last few years. For this reason, my wife and I have decided it’s a good idea for me, every so often, to take a flight down to our “old stomping grounds” to do some repairs or preventative maintenance.
I really enjoy my time in Middle Georgia. I get the chance to visit long-time family freinds, see the city’s latest developments, and (my pesonal favorite) catch Southern bugs!
When we lived here, I didn’t collect bugs. I actually started the hobby after we moved to Nebraska. That means, I have a WHOLE BUNCH of catching up to do!
**I mean, seriously, who’s going to show these Nebraska boys what a “real honest to God” fire ant looks like?**
Unfortunately, this time my repair workload is huge, so I won’t have much time to collect stuff. That being said, I do have two species of ants I really want to collect before returning to Omaha. This is because an ant collection cannot be taken seriously without the inclusion of these two types. They are the Argentine ant and the red imported fire ant. Both are common in Georgia, but neither of which you will find in Nebraska (unless it were some freak/short-lived occurrence).
So my current “To Do” list reads:
- Change the ballasts in the kitchen
- Fix the privacy fence
- Install a new garage door opener
- Collect five samples of the local fire ant
- Collect five samples of the Argentine ant
I hope the TSA doesn’t have a policy on dead bugs swimming in less than two ounces of rubbing alcohol!
Wish me luck folks!!!