Nature's Place

All Sorts …

… from the garden and beyond. Some creatures are only ever seen once, or stop only long enough for one shot. These are a few of those.

If you’re into macro it pays to let the garden manage itself as much as possible. It may take time but it takes time for life cycles to establish and creatures to emerge, whatever the season.

Plant them, feed them, prune them, move them but otherwise let things be as much as possible – whatever you do don’t poison them, if you can help it. Works for me.

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Creature of the darkness … Longhorn beetle, favoured the dried out stems for a few nights.

*Click the pictures for a bigger version – the better to see them.

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Ant takes time out of its solitary patrol to preen. A few seconds and it was on its way again.

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Assassin Bug nymph, shelters under the red flower during the day and hunts at night – lately.

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Plant Hopper, looks all bent but it may be moulting – a long time at it.

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Click Beetle up on a leaf in the dead of night, shows up once in a blue moon.

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Male Lynx spider, caught a fruit-fly meal on a decaying lemon staked in the garden.

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Teddy Bear Weevil? Soft and gentle looking. On a post in the car park of the local rainforest remnant.

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Bluebottle in the garden,  they don’t stop long at all for a shot.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look