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11/10/2013: Every journey to Waldo Lake goes through Oakridge, and involves a stop at the Brewer’s Union or the Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant. For an amazing story about Oakridge, fraud, Africa, and ambulances, read the RG, here.
8/17/2013: 11:30AM-6:00PM. Wind from the west, force 3 on the Beaufort scale. A large gender balanced sample with significant age variation was recruited and informed consent was obtained. The number of mosquito bites was not significantly greater than zero, using a one-tailed test.
8/4/2013: A panel with n=4, and repeated observations from 11AM to 5PM centered around North Bay yielded only a few bites. Water was actually warm enough for swimming. Wind 5-10 knots out of the west. Light haze from the fires, but no smell of smoke. And no stink-pots! Great day.
7/28/2013: As usual, I was too optimistic. Three and a half years later, and there’s still no mosquito killing laser station at Waldo lake. Anyone have a recent mosquito report?
2/14/2010: Two recent events have combined to produce the potential for a dramatic improvement in the quality of life of all UO faculty. First is the recent decision to ban powerboats from Waldo Lake. Now many of you are saying so what: everyone knows you can only go to Waldo lake from mid August to late September anyway. Any earlier and the mosquitoes will suck you dry.
The second development is key. This video demonstrates a device made from old digital cameras and lasers from broken printers that tracks and shoots down hundreds of mosquitos per minute. The Cascades will never be the same – see you on the boat ramp!