Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Happy Halloween

Those of you who follow this blog on a regular basis know very well that the only species I find remotely scary is Homo sapien. So the concept of any creatures being horrifying to people makes me sad. I want everyone to see the amazing beauty in the diversity of species around us. That being said I am prepared to enter into the spirit of the Halloween holiday with some of my most beloved 'terrors' from the past year.
Have a wonderful Halloween everyone.

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Playing With Other Peoples Toys

I have mentioned before that I was more than a little skeptical about the concept of a hummingbird swing but clearly I don't know what pleases hummingbirds and I should just keep my opinions to myself.

It seems that there maybe a potential niche in the market that has not yet been catered to though, a Thrasher swing!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Almost Perfection

A true sign of old age and failing eyesight I suppose but I didn't notice the damage on this Flame Skimmers wing until I downloaded the images onto my computer. Still beautiful in my (aging) eyes though.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

The Hunter

My husband bought a new macro lens for his camera and has been experimenting with it on various obliging subjects. I might be slightly biased but I think he did a fantastic job.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Hear Me Roar!

Here is a very ferocious dinosaur that happened to be in the right place at the right time when I had my camera handy. Actually it's a rather over-heated Zebra-tailed Lizard but he certainly does look the part.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

It's a Long Way Down.

They've all flown now and won't be back until next year but earlier this summer this fledgling Purple Martin was less than impressed with the prospect of taking her maiden flight. Despite repeated coaxing from both parents she was very hesitant about launching herself from on high. She kept looking at them and then looking at the distance to ground and she just didn't want to take flight.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

There's an Alien in My Tree!

Considering how inconspicuous the moth is, this rather daunting caterpillar more than makes up for it. This armour-plated behemoth is soon to be a Hubbards Small Silkmoth. I must say, if I was a bird I would think long and hard before trying to catch this guy!
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