Insects

Dragonfly

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Its cuteness hides one of the the most effective predators in the insect kingdom.


Over The Top

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This metallic bee means no harm. The echinacea needs the bee as much as the bee needs the echinacea. We are all the better for it.


Coming Round the Bend

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Always nice to catch the little guys on the move.


Not All

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Not all our friends are stars.


Looking Forward

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Looking forward often pays off.


Ambition

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Ambition is a steep road.


Sometimes

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Sometimes it pays to be defiant


Expectations

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Everybody has expectations


Bee No. 5

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If you think birds in flight are challenging, try insects like bees in flight. Quite a different story and in my experience harder.


Bee No. 4

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One common question about insects is where to find them, even in the city. Look for them along the side of bushes and trees, along the water, on the edge of paths. Move slowly, watch for movement or something out of place.


Bee No.3

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 I find bees are more easily recognizable from the side or at an angle than face on.


Bee No.2

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Most bees I see are so busy they ignore me even if I get close.


Bees

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This week I am posting a few of my bee photos. One of my favourite subjects.

 


Visitors

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Apropos of yesterday’s post. Sometimes the visitors are more prominent.


Just Hanging Out

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Dragonflies hang out in the sun for energy. This one was so tired it stayed for its portrait.


Bubbles For Lunch

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This White Admiral Butterfly seems to have captured a bubble.

 


Grasshopper

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Try as they might they don’t hide very well.

 


Pink Lady Butterfly

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Great eyes on the lady.


Lotus Borer

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As beetles go this one looks like one of the meanest.


Bee Incoming

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I did not notice a scarcity of bees last summer, but I am told that they are under threat. 


Cabbage White

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The detail in these small insects is incredible, as is their energy and stamina.


Silvery Checkerspot

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I continue to be amazed at the detail in insects; so small yet so complicated and able.


Bee

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This bee is really digging in.

 


Fly on Green

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A colourful fly who has found a perch on a mountain of green.