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  • Been lying on my back in the garden watching all these coupled up damselflies zipping about looking for any amount of water to lay some eggs in. There seem to be loads of them today.
    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • folklore said:

    my cat ate several moths last night, but there was this one bug thing that looked very strange! It had a long thin body which was sort of red and there was a big stinger on the end of it, it looked like ordinary flying thing apart from that, anyway my cat ate that too which worried me what with it's massive stinger! She seems fine though.




    Beetles' "stngers" usually turn out to be ovipositors (ie for egg laying), so i wouldnt be worried.

     
  • Currently out taking photos of bees, butterflies and bathing birds etc. The blooming things won't stay still though! :D
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Red-tailed worker bee in flight:-

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    Red-tailed worker bee with full pollen baskets and a spare dusting all over too!

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    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • Lovely pics :)
    I was at Dad's today and I have never seen so many butterflies in one garden. They were everywhere. Speckled Woods, Meadow Browns, Gatekeepers, Marbled whites and lots of Blues (Holly I think as they were tiny).


    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • I couldn't move for Ringlets here - they were everywhere!

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    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • They are so subtle yet really pretty.
    '' Sometimes I think I've felt everything I'm ever going to feel and from here on out I'm not going to feel anything new, just lesser versions of what I've already felt ''
  • These are some of the best nature photos i've seen well done carp :)
    Just Keep Things Simple.....
    Love Goldfrapp.....
  • Thanks, jozzy!

    Starting to get used to my Canon SX40 HS now and the 35x optical zoom really helps close in so well on such tiny things!
    A million fires before your harvest comes. To burn out.
    Wear the mask of a heathen. For the moon's lonely eyes.
  • a massive thing has just flown into my house. its a bit like a daddy long legs but its twice the size and had brown stripes on its wings. i can't decide if i'm scared of it or not.
  • I've a black widow hiding somewhere in my house--unless she's died, or something.
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • ping said:




    Never mind.... I'd try to get rid of it.
    Post edited by Whickwithy at 2013-07-15 17:31:57
  • iuventus said:

    I've a black widow hiding somewhere in my house--unless she's died, or something.



    holy shit. count me out coming and staying round yours one day. not until she's moved out anyway.

    eeeek!
  • eeeek!


    I'll catch her soon enough. Really, they're quite timid spiders; not hunters at all. She would run far away from you unless you pinched her or backed her into a corner.

    I'm still terrified of them though.

    Post edited by iuventus at 2013-07-15 19:08:00
    If I were dead, could I do this?
  • iuventus said:

    eeeek!


    I'll catch her soon enough. Really, they're quite timid spiders; not hunters at all. She would run far away from you unless you pinched her or backed her into a corner.

    I'm still terrified of them though.



    I just saw an article not long ago about some guy who had dealt with spidersf for thirty years and, as you say, they really have no diesre to contront a human and definitely not bite them.  I think he said he had never been bitten.  But, just like any animal, you don't back them into a corner.  I agree, I'd be quite freaked out about one in my house.  I've had spiders (not black widows) drop down on me from the ceiling.  Didn't like it at all.  And, of course, the spider didn't like my reaction much, either, though he wasn't aware of it for long.