Sunday, 22 March 2015
the gnats have started a miniature singles' bar in the back garden...
Another sign of Spring as the gnats have formed a sort of singles' bar in the back garden, doing that spirally dance. Accidentally walking through them and thinking the obvious expletive is probably a pretty accurate description of what is happening.
I know that trick to hum at the gnats to make them change their flight patterns, but I've also noticed that it works a lot better with a guitar. A few chunky chords on an acoustic and bizarrely you can have the gnats responding by dancing up and down in no time.
I think it's something to do with the way they listen to wing beat patterns. Maybe I'll film it some time.