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: http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_vespoidwasps/BrownFlowerWasp.htm

    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 https://beingmark.com/2018/08/24/a-watery-grave/ 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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