Fall Break there was no problem with bugs. Jeremy didn't check the website this morning (not until we got home tonight). Apparently they mentioned on there that the biting gnats had hatched.
Luckily they were only bad in certain parts of the island, like where we were first going to go hiking and where we were later going to go to the beach. Yeah, that wasn't pleasant. But there wasn't a problem on the other side of the island where we took a little hike and by the ranch we visited again.
We were able to sing, "Home on the Range," because we saw bison (buffalo), pronghorns (antelope), and deer.
And lots of different birds including a few we need to identify (too tired to look them up tonight). We saw one running down the road and how it moved made me think of Compsognathus from Jurassic Park.
We saw plenty of bugs.
We even saw a coyote on our way back along the causeway. I couldn't get a still picture but was able to get a video of it.
We also saw lots and lots of horses. Several people riding horses passed us as we were hiking. And passed the bison that were coming down the hill as we were eating lunch in the van. That was fun to watch the bison as they got closer to us while we were sitting safely in the van. Our timing was good, too, because as we were about to drive off from that spot, we saw a bison walking along the trail we had been on a little while before.
It was a great day on the island but we won't be going again too soon... because of the biting gnats.