Nature's Place

Pictures …


Smiley … Gecko, hunting in the garden at night.

*Click on pictures for bigger version …


Weevil on a rope, strung up to train the passion fruit vine along.


Night-time cockroach eating a dried black plum staked in the garden. Ever hunting antennae.


Another resin bee recovered from the watering can. It takes a while before they can fly again.


Longhorn weevil at sunset on the sunflower stalk. Not yet dark enough to be active.


Small katydid untangling its antennae on the crocus.


Orb weaver spider casting a thread into the night to begin making its web.


Fly on the butterfly bush, enjoying a nectar laced diet.


Longhorn under the light at night. Within range of a prowling gecko.

of a few creatures from the garden.

Wandering at ease in the nature, see what happens there.

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



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  1. Anne said, on 19/02/2017 at 3:50 pm

    These images are a marvel to behold – wonderful!

    • Mark said, on 20/02/2017 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks Anne. But they are images of a greater wonder, to behold.

  2. taikunping said, on 17/02/2017 at 7:16 pm

    awesome nature study Mark, especially loved the Gecko, thanks for the photo share

  3. kim blades, writer said, on 17/02/2017 at 6:57 pm

    Fantastic photos!

  4. Roz said, on 17/02/2017 at 6:48 pm

    What a wonderful range of creatures and wonderfully photographed.
    And it’s such a good time of year for backyard (or frontyard) exploration

    • Mark said, on 17/02/2017 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Roz. Spring or autumn, here in bris, is usually best. Nothing likes the hot summer that much, some bees maybe. But flower food dries up, more or less, without constant watering.

  5. MelissaM said, on 17/02/2017 at 6:44 pm


  6. Lissa said, on 17/02/2017 at 6:25 pm

    My god! You got a photo of the spider actually spinning web from it’s spinneret!

    • Mark said, on 17/02/2017 at 11:13 pm

      If their web from previous night is destroyed, soon after dark they will cast to start a new one and it’s just a matter of knowing where and when to look.

  7. berolahragamolten said, on 17/02/2017 at 1:39 pm

    amazing image !!!

  8. margosnotebook said, on 17/02/2017 at 12:49 pm

    Such wonderful captures … and fascinating bugs!

  9. paulwaynemoore said, on 17/02/2017 at 10:22 am

    incredible images

  10. F U L L S P E C T R A said, on 17/02/2017 at 9:07 am

    Amazing work. Your penultimate shot is simply superb!

  11. Cate said, on 17/02/2017 at 7:12 am

    I especially enjoyed the spider casting her web, and the fly on the butterfly bush. Always a delight, Mark!

  12. thelocals2016 said, on 17/02/2017 at 5:12 am

    beautiful work

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