Recent burns give them fresh plant to feed on.
|Can you see the deer?|
Mosquitoes are happy:
Recently formed shallow pools form perfect breeding ground for their larvae. Even better, gambuzia (i.e., pup-sized mosquito larvae eating fish) were completed depleted from the deep drought, not to return until a deeper and more contiguous water column gives them a conduit by which to repopulate the swamp.
Until then, expect mosquitoes to multiply by the millions.
|Trust me, there's quite a few mosquitoes in this photo (and on the photographer)|
Near Turner River headwater pools in mid June 2011
If you're out there slapping at 'em, you're probably not all that happy.