"when is a "slow day" for Forsythe?"
Sometimes are just not as busy as others, but i don't know how to predict it. It can even vary during the day.
"aaah yes, thems bugs..."
I use a decent spray, and even though the car is covered with them, when I get out they leave me alone - they actually seem more attracted to cars than people. Don't let them intimidate you!
"is Forsythe kid friendly?
i noticed there's a nice drive around in Forsythe, can i stop and pull over to the side to take some pics?"
Probably depends on the kids. There is an area behind the visitors center that seems set up for kids. Most of the preserve is the drive, about 8 miles I think, figure an hour. You can stop and get out anywhere. But you can usually do most of your shooting from the car.
"great pics on your flickr btw!"