My next encounter was a bit more intimidating! I had recently moved to Heliconia
Haven and was down below, boiling water for oatmeal and hot tea over a wood fire.
The food was nearly ready and the fire was beginning to burn down, when, not 10 feet away
I noticed them - a massive army, millions strong, moving rapidly in a solid column
over 20 feet wide, heading straight for me! I could not
even see the end of the column! Never in my life had I seen such a mass of insects!
I barely had time to reach the steps...