eight reasons why
[Photo ©2010, Salt Creek Woods Nature Preserve, La Grange Park, Illinois, USA]
Walking around a forest preserve sets you up as a target for a variety of insects. I had to get one of these spiders off my shoulder after straying off the path. There are so many things you don’t see until you have brushed away a little creature from their business at hand and it is hitching a ride on you! It is amazing how itchy I was after this walk. Not sure if it was real or imagined, at least I knew enough to wear long pants!