Monday, 21 March 2011

Bugs


Ever since my surprise spider out at Whistler's Rest I keep an eye out for tiny bugs in the soil and on the leaves.  No luck today, just a few ants nests in the damp sand and a orange bug with long legs that scuttled around too quickly for my slow camera reflex.

5 comments:

  1. When I was a kid, on the farm out from Denman, we did naughty things with ants nests. There were two types of ants predominantly: reddish coloured sugar ants with big translucent bodies; and, green heads, which were smaller darker ants with ... green heads!

    We would take it in turns to run on top of the massive mounds of sugar ant nests, running on the spot until all the distraught ants came out the holes. Then we simply watched then scurry. We did not do this with the green-heads, because they had a bite that caused extreme pain like you would not believe!

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  2. Goodo re the Royals ... if I stumble over any more, I shall keep you in mind. You just clang into my head when I find one anyways!!

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  3. The secret life of insects is so fascinating, and such a interesting photo:)

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  4. Julie, It was green ants up in Qld but I think they were black rather than green and they bite. We did not do foolhardy stuff like you guys.

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  5. What a good lesson in keeping eyes to the ground. Such an interesting photo.

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