Monday, June 03, 2013

An Incomplete List of Places We Find Earwigs @ Our Library

  • in the bookmarks holder
  • in the notebook with school summer reading lists
  • on the scanner (on the glass)
  • in the lid of coworker's covered coffee mug 
  • behind the lock on the glass display case 
  • under keyboards
  • in the plastic holder with a flyer announcing an upcoming event (2!)
  • in the plastic holder featuring a photocopy of the bestseller list 
  • inside an interoffice mail envelope 
  • in the drawer of Summer Reading Club prizes
("Some tunnel as deeply as six feet into the ground to escape the cold. The name earwig is from a European superstition that these insects entered the ears of a sleeping person and bored into the brain. This belief is totally unfounded." -- learn more about these mostly harmless critters from the Virginia Extension Service website, here.)

3 comments:

Unknown said...

There was also an earwig behind one of the plastic display signs for storytime.

Lisa said...

Nice.

Ann ODyne said...

Thanks for that link full of surprises like: even 'an earwig mother vigorously guards her young'.