Insect Communication

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is on the topic of communication. As you’d expect from me, I’ve gone with nature and small things… Bees perform dances to tell other bees where the best food is. While I don’t have photos of bees dancing, I do have plenty of photos of bees doing other things! HoverfliesContinue reading “Insect Communication”

Photo Challenge: Summer

We’re having some seasonal themes over the next few weeks for the Lens Artists Photo Challenges. This week is summer. So what photos express summer to me? Well, of course I could just say summer runs from June to August and pick out photos taken during those months. But I’m going to think about whatContinue reading “Photo Challenge: Summer”

Good Morning Damsels

If I’m lucky, in a couple of weeks, I may have the joy of watching Damselflies emerge from my pond in the morning before starting work (from home), or while I’m having a morning tea break. The end of April / beginning of May seems to be the time for it, looking back through myContinue reading “Good Morning Damsels”

My Favourites

After my post yesterday about the most popular posts on my blog, I was asked what my own favourite photos of the year would be. So I’ve been having a think and these are the photos I liked best this year… First I’ve chosen this Snowdrop from the beginning of the year. I always tryContinue reading “My Favourites”

Odonata

As is my usual way, when given a word by the Weekly Photo Challenge, I think about how it could be applied in my world of nature and small things. While pondering the word, I thought about the biological definition of an order: Order Definition (1) (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank used in classifying organisms, generallyContinue reading “Odonata”

Here Be Dragons

I mentioned in the previous post that I’d seen some Dragonflies on my wanderings and here they are… Back home I spotted this Common Darter by the pond last Thursday. At first I was disappointed as I didn’t see any Dragons, but then I managed to spot this one and get a couple of shots.Continue reading “Here Be Dragons”

The joy of our own pond

I’m so glad we made a pond. Bruce’s back didn’t enjoy it but even he agrees that the pond is worth it. We can sit and watch frogs and newts, and all manner of insects who enjoy being near the water, without even leaving our garden. At the weekend I spent some time watching DamselfliesContinue reading “The joy of our own pond”

A Lizard among Damsels

At the weekend we went for a walk around Cors Caron. I was on the hunt for Dragonflies, but sadly they kept flying away! However … it was not a disappointing trip because although I didn’t think it was warm enough yet, we spotted a lovely lady lizard! Lizards are not something you see everydayContinue reading “A Lizard among Damsels”

Here Be Dragons

Sorry I’ve not posted for nearly a week. It’s been one of those weeks, but it’s the weekend and yesterday we had a lovely morning walk at Cors Caron, our local marshy nature reserve. One of the main features of the walk were Dragonflies (and Damselflies) and I kept thinking to myself of old-fashioned mapsContinue reading “Here Be Dragons”