The Praying Mantis : Mantis religiosa Invertebrate Carnivore Female praying mantises often decapitate and eat their partners during mating Praying mantises skewer their victims with lightning speed Many ancient cultures held special beliefs about the praying mantis Praying mantises have bulging eyes and heads that can swivel 180 degrees The praying mantis eats nothing but … Continue reading It’s the P.M, (Praying Mantis) not Theresa May!
So many textures to choose from, especially in nature, but what could be more beautiful than a pure white feather! This was a macro shot of a very small feather. Weekly Photo Challenge Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture
The sunflowers are quite often enormous, just look how these blooms dwarf the honey bees that come to feast on them. I love the way the bees are coated with speckles of yellow pollen! Continue reading At the Heart of the Sunflower
I’m assuming these are both damsel flies. If anyone knows exactly what type they are I’d love to know! Continue reading Damsels
With every passing breeze we fade, to grow again in another glade … tick-tock Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent
The Earth is for Miners It’s not just man that digs and delves – these are tiny miner bees, notice their legs covered in pollen They dig down and create little cone-shaped casts Then one of them appears to guard the entrance We have six or eight of their little mining casts in the centre … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
Hoping my fellow blogger Pete Hillman may know the correct name for this little crab spider! Continue reading Crab Spider
The Carpenter Bee – Abeille charpentiere – Xylocopa violacea A solitary bee about 25mm to 30mm long, glossy black all over with sparse black hairs. The opaque wings are dark brown with a lilac coloured sheen. Today is warm and sunny and they are coming to the winter jasmine. I’ve been trying to snap a … Continue reading The Carpenter Bee
You never know what you’ll find when you lift up a log. On this occasion it was Mr Woodlouse. Continue reading Woodlouse
Mr Beetle are those your feet … or are they rolls of licorice? Continue reading Mr Beetle
They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, but a camera can capture it! There were some added dew-drops too, glistening as they clung to the tiny stems as the frost melted. Continue reading I’ve Been Moss Gathering!