Common Green Shieldbugs are (as the name suggests) quite common where I live. If you met a brand new one and an adult you’d be forgiven for thinking they were different kinds of bugs. They change a lot as they grow. They have multiple moults where they shed their exoskeleton to reveal the next stage…… Continue reading A Bug’s Life
I get a lot of surprises when taking photos of small things. I often find myself looking at a pretty flower and discover that there is a tiny creature on board. Sometimes I don’t notice the little creatures until later on when I’m looking at the photos I took! I had a look out in…… Continue reading Surprises in the Garden
Quiet moments are my favourite kind of moments. If you are trying to take photos of potentially skittish small creatures, quiet moments are essential. Sometimes I find myself holding my breath as I creep closer to try and get that shot. Sometimes they pose nicely, sometimes they flit away as soon as the camera is…… Continue reading Quiet Moments
I may not travel very far afield I do have a drive to keep wandering round the local area and peering into the lives of the insects and plants that live here. I want to see what is stirring in these days of spring, and visit the places where different types of creatures and plants…… Continue reading Small World
Several Shield Bugs have moved into the Buddleia bush. I was looking at it and pondering when we’d start to see the starts of flowers, and spotted them lurking there. They’re quite well camouflaged, but luckily, once you spot them, they are fairly still so give you time to get focused!