The state bird of Alaska, profiled in the Alaska Dispatch News: there are about 17.5 trillion of them. Read the whole article to find the answer to the question: Is the biomass of mosquitoes on the North Slope larger than that of all caribou? The accompanying picture is pretty accurate, too.
The lot down the street is covered with vines like this one:
So when my eldest child and I took a walk this evening, we ended up throwing gourds to watch them break open and scatter their contents across the lot. The birds will enjoy themselves tomorrow, and next year, there will be even more gourds.