Burning Man Festival Attracts Swarms Of Bugs

Posted: Aug 22 2015, 5:18am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News


Burning Man Festival Attracts Swarms of Bugs
Out at Man Base, bugs crawled over everything. Credit: Burning Man Blog

The Burning Man Festival has attracted swarms of bugs. There seems to be an affinity between the two phenomena.

Burning Man is an institution in its own right. But when you try to define it, you immediately come up against difficulties. For like Derridean Deconstruction, it is more likely to be made salient by what it is not rather than what it is.

More like a case of everything and nothing. The families that come to the desert environment of Burning Man enjoy the time basking in the sun. And the sun bakes their skin a reddish mellow.

You can work with your hands as a Nature Artist at the Burning Man Festival. It is a lovely place to be far away from the destructive and degenerate stuff of civilization. Whole extended families come to enjoy the heat and natural setting of the event.

It is rewilding at its best. And there are a lot of groovy things going on at the occasion. They include 60s style hippie sexual experimentation and spiritual growth as well as self-improvement. The event and locale has earned a reputation for being magical and mystical.

But Mother Nature is not always so idyllic as is supposed by civilized man. For one thing, there are all sorts of icky creepy crawly critters flitting about. It is a nuisance and a bother.

Burning Man gets its fair share of these troublesome insects. Bugs visit the place and make the lives of those who frequent Burning Man a living hell. These annoying bugs get on your skin and inside your clothes.

They are the biggest drawback of Nature in the raw. There are even cases of bugs getting into the bras of the ladies. And it is not a nice sight to behold, believe me!    

"You may have seen the bug rumors on the Internet," according to a recent post on the Burning Man blog. "We are here to tell you that they are all true. Well maybe not all of the rumors, but the bugs are real. They’re everywhere. They bite. They crawl all over you."

Some of the bite marks and stings left behind by the bugs are pretty nasty. Medical aid has to be called for in order to assist in assuaging the pain. It’s a wonder how these bugs manage to survive in the sweltering heat of the desert.

There are even cases of bugs getting inside the buccal cavities of people. That one is really noxious to even think about. You will find everything. That is from bugs to flies to praying mantises in the desert environment.

These bugs bug the hell out of the people. The people are just out to have a good time. But when the alien species of insects descend from nowhere, the results are not good.  

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