One week in the summer, an invasion occurred along the lake shore. Heaps of orange, burgundy, red, pink Asian beetles transformed the beach into a vacation destination fit for only these winged migrant creatures (and my curiosity). Parts of the sand moved in an eery manner.
“What is that?!” I gasped to see solid objects, up close, moving as hundreds of individuals: clinging onto sand and driftwood and the cuffs of my clothing. An invasion. Eventually the winds changed and they, and the waves, encouraged these beetles to move on their way.