I did see a nice tiger swallowtail butterfly. It was so still that I thought it was dead until it flapped its wings.
Found this cool bright red mold or fungus. Thankfully I was all done before it got too hot. I am also thankful that I was completely in the shade. Between the heat wave and my allergies, I'm happy that this week was mostly inside. My throat was all scratchy and I was unusally tired for a bunch of days until I checked the pollen counts. When I saw that grasses were out, which is a trigger for me, it all made sense. Now I've upped my allergy meds and am feeling much better.
Once I got home, I decided to work on the mousecapade situation. I installed another pest-o-cator, which is an electronic pest deterrant, and vacuumed up their presents. I was on a roll and since I was already dirty from my field work, I decided to investigate the other basement communal hallway. Almost immediately I noticed mouse baits. They were all over and in each corner even before I got into the real hallway. They looked pretty new and I then remembered the termite pest control truck I saw last week. I was alarmed at the prospect of termites, but now I know it was for the mice. The most crazy thing about this is why they didn't put baits in my hallway. It is the same building and the mice can get anywhere. I doubt there is some sort of impenetrable cinder block barrier separating the two halves of the building. I am not looking forward to the result of this poison. It's a slow and painful death and the remains will surely begin to smell throughout the building. I caught 23 mice and that's probably just the tip of the iceberg. I just hope the pest-o-cator keeps them out of my area.