Nature's Place

Karingal …

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

is an old scout camp not far from me, with a few dams in interesting terrain, wooded and hilly.

They sure do pick the best spots for their camps. There’s always some trails to ramble and water to sustain the nature.

Though it’s the end of summer, into autumn here already, there’s still a few creatures to be found where conditions permit.

This bug was alone on a leaf by the dam, a youngster by the look of it, with buds for wings. It will probably molt a few times yet.

We molt too, don’t we. By leaving the past behind so the new can be. If we’re lucky.

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



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  1. James Niland said, on 17/04/2017 at 9:03 pm

    It looks very similar to an early instar of an Eucalyptus Tip-Wilter Bug, Amorbus sp. I once took a photo of a later stage I think :) Gorgoeus looking bug and well shot.

    • Mark said, on 18/04/2017 at 6:46 pm

      It looks like that all right.

      Thanks James.

  2. kim blades, writer said, on 14/04/2017 at 7:16 pm

    A beautiful ‘painted’ insect. Great photos as usual.

    • Mark said, on 14/04/2017 at 8:30 pm

      Painted fabric form, animated by instinctive life, playing out its allotted function with perfection in a constantly changing nature.

      Who or what and where is the weaver …

      Thanks Kim.

  3. Cate said, on 14/04/2017 at 9:25 am

    If we’re lucky. Or wise — and determined. Nice shots, as always, Mark, And greetings from the other side of the world, where Spring is well underway.

    • Mark said, on 14/04/2017 at 12:00 pm

      To realise wisdom might require a little luck along the way, a nudge in the right direction at the right time …

      Thanks Cate.

  4. Lissa said, on 14/04/2017 at 5:37 am

    A little stunner.
    I like your idea that we molt also. Good way to look at the changes that come along.

    • Mark said, on 14/04/2017 at 11:58 am

      I suspect molting is a vulnerable time for those that do, and somewhat painful, at least uncomfortable. Until they fill out and stretch their shiny new skin.

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