Category Archives: Insects

Small miracles: Christmas beetles saved from the allure of artifical light

The first week of January a friend and I took a road trip to Melbourne. Along the way, on the ground, outside the automatic doors of a fast food place next to a petrol station on the highway, we found … Continue reading

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Caterpillars on milkweeds

Are they not gorgeous? The caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within Caterpillar sheds his skin to find a butterfly within They are Monarch Butterflies-to-be. Also known in Australia as Wanderer Butterflies, they were first recorded in Sydney … Continue reading

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Small miracles 2

Saved from a kitchen sink full of hot sudsy waster, this plump and pretty Hawk Moth spent several minutes on my hand drying out in the sun. It fluttered its wings to aid the process, before taking off across the … Continue reading

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Fly On The Wings Of Love

   They flew away like this, not just to another part of the garden, but disappearing far off, across the home paddock.

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Monarch Butterflies

A week ago, on the morning after this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with its theme of butterflies, thirteen monarch butterflies spent most of the morning on the ivy growing over my garden fence. They later moved to the nearby lavender, … Continue reading

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Small miracles: Bee saved from drowning

Today I saved this bee from drowning in a bucket of water. I never walk past a water trough or bucket without checking that an insect isn’t drowning in it. Most times I find one in need of rescue. Today … Continue reading

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