Everyone remembers Herbe The Love Bug, the adorable Volkswagen Beetle that was featured in several Disney movies, starting with the 1969 film The Love Bug.
But at Lake Nona this week, it's not a car creating the love but an omnipresent insect. Lovebugs are quite indigenous to this part of Florida, particularly in the late summer and early fall. And if you approach the Lake Nona clubhouse this week, you will see the black creatures attached to walls, columns and windows. Our media room was actually moved from the clubhouse to an adjacent building because of the critters.
Standing out by the second tee, I saw a swarm of lovebugs flying overhead.
What's interesting is that the adults only live for a few days. But even though they don't bite like mosquitoes, they are a nuisance. Makes you yearn for Herbie. -- David Shefter