Nature's Place

Fly on Mushroom – Yum!

With the afternoon sun streaming through the trees, and after a few days rain, the mushrooms had pushed their way through the settled soil and grass. Not a lot of them, but enough to notice. And some bugs noticed too.

This fellow had commandeered the cap of this one and was chasing any intruders off with a virtuosity, perfect flight control. It is a pleasure to watch such mastery of the wing at work and play.

Have you ever seen bugs at play? Have you noticed they do?


Bugs are not the dumb creatures they are often taken for. They do have their own simple intelligence, according to their form and function. Not unlike us people. They sense, and in their way they know what they need to know.

Chase off that intruder. Need for a pee or a poo. Time to eat or sleep. And time to mate. And die, just like us.

And there is always that ‘something else’ that may emerge. A little creativity perhaps. A little god. Just like us.

In a flash of colour and form, or graceful dance. A little beauty.

Just like us.


Unlike us they don’t have or make a problem of any of it.

Intelligent little bugs.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click any picture and click again to enlarge