Nature's Place

Of Creatures Past …

twelve from this year just gone.

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The instant before take-off. Just before sunset they seek a roost for the night and may check more than one before settling.

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Lined up on their favourite dead branch just before sleep time. Many native bees sleep this way.

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Saved from a watery grave and looking happy for it, to me anyway.

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Butterfly on a butterfly bush, a rare enough opportunity afforded by a butterfly migration through the area.

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Small wasp depositing her eggs into a not-dead-yet tree. Creatures take every opportunity for habitat.

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Angry ant, testing its mettle against the giant flower beetle. The beetle, impervious, took little notice.

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Wooly weevil on a drying orange skin staked in the garden. Not seen before or since.

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Ambush spider casting a thread into the night. To travel to new places and things, nest site, a mate, food and death …

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Fly at night. It’s a good time to catch them still for a shot, carefully – they still don’t like to be disturbed.

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Brothers perhaps, sleeping on a daisy with nasturtium in the background.

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Nocturnal ant, unusual for Oz an un-armoured ant, also relatively un-aggressive – you can tell by the look of them.

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Midge on the blue butterfly bush at night. Everything has its season, its time. Its time is gone, for now.

Being what they are, doing what they do.

Not a problem in sight …

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

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