Nature's Place

Another Few Picture

Katydid, appears on the butterfly bush in camouflage, works better on the spent flowers. Only the one so far this year.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look …

Lynx spider, ambusher with no instinct for blending in. Those spikes would be piercing, entrapping any passing prey.

Sandpaper fig beetle, pregnant, and the three sisters know it. Parasitic wasps, I reckon, looking for opportunity to lay.

Hungry shield bug, making the most of body-building droppings, often from a bird. No such thing as waste in nature.

Caterpillar enjoying the flower buds of a sweet-potato vine. It definitely favoured this milky food.

What some creatures get up to at night, a beetle gripping a drying towel, for moisture maybe. Gone in the morning.

Long fella … some creatures are rarely seen, by me. Then they move off into the night. There is every shape and colour …

Settling into summer here and the next wave of creatures hasn’t arrived yet. Though enough are coming and going to provide some entertainment.

Reminders too, of an intelligence and creativity beyond the human that makes the world of politics and finance and science that dominates today.

Nature just won’t go away, no matter how human intelligence will try to reduce it to what can be utilised. Weeds still grow in the cracks …

And the pavement will always have cracks, time does that, and nature will always return in some form. That’s its nature … relentlessly.

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




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  1. David said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:55 am

    “That’s its nature … relentlessly.” Never thought of nature as relentless but so true.

    • Mark said, on 15/12/2017 at 6:55 pm

      By comparison we are a second nature, not yet up to eclipsing the original.

  2. Connie Davidson said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:52 am

    Mark, your pictures of insects are so elegant. I get so much enjoyment from viewing them.

    • Mark said, on 15/12/2017 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks Connie. It’s a pleasure to do it.

  3. quietwordsite said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:44 am

    Wondrous photos! I know all creatures need to eat, but I do struggle with the concept of parasitic wasps looking for live prey for their young to feed on!

    • Mark said, on 15/12/2017 at 6:58 pm

      Well, there is a place for everything in our nature. It’s our partiality, valuing the part above the whole, that has brought us to the brink of ecological catastrophe. An we’ve gotta do …

      Thanks Helen.

  4. exploringcolour said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:39 am

    Amazing spider photo above, and on a right royal background! I put up another post of your images overnight as discussed, at Thanks Mark!

    • Mark said, on 15/12/2017 at 7:00 pm

      Saw that, I trust it is of value to some.

      Thanks Liz.

  5. minkreativitetsblog said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:22 am

    Yes so truth. Lovely insects.
    / Annemor

  6. Lissa Clayton said, on 15/12/2017 at 5:15 am

    Incredible shots Mark. Each one with some intriguing detail.

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