Nature's Place

Recovery …

This is what a near drowned wasp (or bee) looks like, just about done in.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

The water is cold and salty, I have seen creatures that live in and on it too.

Recovery on the way, sitting a while to gather strength. A little mite sees an opportunity.

There have been a few of these creatures recovered from the pond the last few weeks.

So far none have failed to take to the skies after a short time sitting still and drying out.

Time for a few pictures, I’m sure they don’t mind. In their state of shock I’m sure they don’t notice.

Other ‘things’ occupying their tiny mind, like the sensation of being alive. Having a scratch, that mite?

You can tell by the look of it how it’s doing, relative to how it was doing. Looking good to go …

There seems no end to the creatures that will fall into the pool.
Some are lucky to be found before exhaustion overtakes them.
They have a short time to continue to live out their little lives.
A short time is all we are here anyway.
Making the short climb out.
© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look

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  1. Cate said, on 29/09/2018 at 2:47 am

    Glad you’re rescuing these small beauties, Mark. I especially admire the red legs. Great images, as usual.

    • Mark said, on 29/09/2018 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Cate. I hope they’re not too (hot) red, strange/new computer here and can’t see colour well.

      EDIT : Now I am home again it does look a little hot. But it’s great to see these images on a big screen again. My eyes …

  2. standingoutinmyfield said, on 28/09/2018 at 4:37 pm

    I think that is a brown flower wasp:

    Beautiful insect :)

    • Mark said, on 28/09/2018 at 6:39 pm

      Thanks Laura. Yes, little beauties.

      So it looks like this is the male. And this is probably the female. I’ve been finding both in roughly the same numbers at the same place – so much will never be posted.

      • standingoutinmyfield said, on 28/09/2018 at 7:01 pm

        I wish you could submit some of your photos to that Brisbane insects website! Much better than what they have up

        • Mark said, on 28/09/2018 at 9:13 pm

          If they want them they only have to ask.

  3. David said, on 28/09/2018 at 7:48 am

    All excellent photos with great exposure, color, and detail.

  4. Lissa Clayton said, on 28/09/2018 at 5:12 am

    Good one Mark! And great photos as usual.

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