Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs

Jumping Spider   Long Horned Beetle Virgil Kirby’s Dropwing. Fire Tailed Resin Bee Extremely harmless Scorpion Spider (Platyoides walteri) – even to Scottie and Nan. Garden Commodore. These butterflies have a Summer(wet) and a Winter (dry) form. First one I have seen this season. Tiny Lappet Moth caterpillar. Rescued from one of the cats, it is … More Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs

All Change

Two days ago, the little Swallowtail caterpillar looked like bird droppings … but now it has it’s ‘Second Coat’  which it will wear until it has fattened up and then pupates. I brought the lemon tree seedling inside and it sits on my desk. I’ll  soon confine the caterpillar to a large enclosed plastic bottle … More All Change

Quelle Surprise!

I have made mention a couple of times that once I acquired a digital camera I embarked on a quest ( cue music) to photo catalog all the flora and especially the fauna that  resides in and/or visits our garden. In the beginning it was fairly easy, and the files quickly filled with all sorts … More Quelle Surprise!