Sunday, September 24, 2006

Lying amongst swarms of daddy long-legs

I was just enjoying the early Autumn warm weather with a lie-down in Stroud Green, Newbury, while my daughter played with her friend. After a while I realised that I was surrounded by thousands of daddy long-legs which seem to be swarming around the park.

It seems it is a good year for them. Their other name is "crane flies".

Fortunately they are harmless and seem to spread themselves out so thinly that they don't even cause a nuisance.


  1. Thousands of the little buggers round here as well.

    It's because of the combination of rain and warm weather, apparantly.

    They 'emerge from the soft soil and only live 48 hours' according to some bloke in the Oxford Mail.

  2. Thank you Neil. One wonders what they are for?!