A rare treat indeed! Not one, not two but three Death’s Head Hawkmoth Caterpillars. All rescued from the attentions of the cats this afternoon, and carefully relocated out of harm’s way. Caterpillar 1. Caterpillar 2. Caterpillar 3. I contemplated bringing them indoors to raise them but as I have done this before I decided to … More Leading you up the Garden Path
Common Grass Yellow Eurema hecabe on Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow plant. Brunfelsia pauciflora. Cream-Striped Owl Moth Cyligramma latona Hawk Moth ( not sure which one) Family Sphingadae Grasshopper Garden Orb Weaver. Crab Spider. The perfect camouflage. Paper Wasp – ‘Babies’ growing nicely. Acraea, All taken over the weekend. Ark
Golden orb weaver (Nephila senegalensis) . Found in one of the Lemon Trees yesterday. Ark.
When I popped outside just after sunset to look at the Great Conjunction I came across this young lady making a web over some strelitzias. With the aid of a torch I was able to take a few half-decent shots. Isn’t she gorgeous! Garden Orb Weaver.
Taking Young Bert out for a bit of fresh air. Recovery is a slow process it seems, and feeding him is becoming an issue. We offered two small crickets but he declined. Well, we know one escaped and the other was not in the container when we went to look later. It may have escaped … More Incy Wincy – Bert Diaries
Jumping Spider. Okay, I admit it – I jumped when this little one bungee jumped and landed on my forehead then ran up its thread onto my scalp as I walked between two of the lemon trees this afternoon, but solely because I felt him rather than saw him, and having been bitten on … More Incy Wincy – And we both jumped!
Small Is Beautiful Ark
After an absence of nigh on twelve months, a call to come to the garden shed and ”Bring the camera!” had me scurrying Toot Sweet from my office this evening. The dry weather, and what I can only imagine to have been some rather heavy predation from Pompilid wasps, the Rain Spiders have been … More Incy Wincy – A brand new Bert!
Crab Spider on Cosmos. In the Pink – Squares In September. Thanks to BeckyB for the challenge. Details are on her site. Go visit and see some smashing interpretations. Ark