Tag Archives: Insects

Waiter! There’s a fly in my soup!


Nature can be both amazing and wicked and I witnessed this yesterday at Ballannette Wetlands in the Isle of Man. I noticed a few large black insects on the water generating a centrifuge with the sole purpose of pulling their prey straight into their grasp. An ingenious plan! The smaller critters had no escape as the whirligig became wider and more and more were forced into the danger zone. Nature at it’s best and most cruellest!

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Weekly photo challenge: Good morning

My mornings often start with an early walk with my camera and last weekend some dew laden foliage caught my eye so I stopped to take some photographs. I nearly jumped out of my skin as I spotted some strange creatures on the leaves. I’ve never seen or heard of them before – they’re Green Shield Bugs.

Sorry, don’t have nightmares – I’m sure they’re harmless!







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This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge  is Good Morning.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Muhammad Ali