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

Seeing Red!

Amegilla bee at poppy Fledgling Black Collared Barbet looking down its beak at me! Citrus Swallowtail on Geranium. Bottle Brush Red For Danger! Brown Button Spider.   Wild Strawberry Bird in Blue Homegrown – when you’re hot, you’re hot.

Beeing There.

Thyreus Bee   When these solitary bees want to take a break for a few minutes they latch on to a plant of their choice using their mouth parts and doze off. They remain in this horizontal position until they are ready to buzz off again.   Ark

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!