I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”
My intention today was to take a photo of a tadpole, a temporary state, but as I watched the pool I saw this meniscus created by a Hoverfly drinking and decided that was perfect for the prompt instead.
As usual hover the cursor over an image to see the caption or click on it to see larger images in a slideshow.
Koala – male
Although it might seem from my posts that a Koala is always here that’s not so. I have no idea how extensive their range is, I’m sure that depends on the density of the Eucalypts they eat but they usually reappear here every few weeks.
The area around our house just now looks as though miniature white confetti has been tossed from the sky but it’s not confetti, it’s thousands of Lerps. I thought Lerps were little bugs that tasted sweet but they’re actually just the protective covers created by tiny insects called, “Psyllids”. Birds are having a feast in the trees but I’m not sure if it’s the Lerps or the Psyllids which are the treat..
I decided to investigate some leaves and was absolutely astonished when I saw my photos on the computer screen. Not even a magnifying glass had enabled me to see all the little creatures.
I am not an entomologist and would be delighted if someone could help me out with some insect IDs.