On the Mosquito and the Minnow

minnow in a plastic bagStuff I wrote elsewhere:

Mosquitoes feasted Tuesday morning on dignitaries who gathered in the Rio Grande bosque to commemorate the release of the millionth Rio Grande silvery minnow.

The minnow release was a celebration of efforts to save the fish from extinction. The mosquitoes were a reminder of an especially wet spring— nature cooperating with the minnow restoration effort.