By: Beth Skarp
We have been to Disney many
times and at various times of the year. If you go during the warmer
months, chances are you have experienced a mosquito or two not to
mention those dreaded Love Bugs. Have you ever had a ladybug land on
your arm or experienced a dragonfly riding The Walt Disney Railroad
with you? We have.
Here is a shot of my husband with a dragonfly that flew onto his
shoulder. We actually rode twice around the parks with this “passenger”
perched on his shoulder.
We thought perhaps he was
just worn out from the high humidity and needed to rest his wings just a
bit. No, he did not bite, although it does look like it from this
The insects at Walt Disney World do serve a purpose. The ladybugs are
used to keep the pest population down on the flowers and shrubbery
around without the use of pesticides. Bees help to keep the flowers so
beautiful and fragrant. Not sure what use the Love Bugs or mosquitoes
are, but I am sure that they do serve some sort of purpose.
So, next time you are feeling “bugged” at Disney, just remember this.
You may be providing some much needed rest or information to our
“winged” cast members.