Why do we always go camping at the end of May?

a) we’re doing a research project on black flies

b) we need to do actual field work in the summer

c) we want the whole lake to ourselves

d) the summer is too hot

e) fish, hungry after a long winter, nibble at us (really!) which is kind of cool

f) birch bark chimneys are abundant in the spring

g) some of the above