When I stepped outside this morning (around 8.00 am), my eyes was caught up by a sudden fly of a quite large, beautiful butterfly from a pot plant at the front garden. Its’ fly was quite unusual. I got struck from what I then saw….. It soon settled on the short trunk of the star-fruit tree. Then to my surprise it suddenly looked like a dead leaf.
What is it really .. something i wanted to look at soon ….Continue reading four in one: A butterfly, a dead-leaf, a tiny Bat, and finally a Moth..
One of my favorite Christmas activities is cutting paper snowflakes. I usually start in October or November and cut several each day. I need near 100 to fill the windows. I use washable school glue sticks to keep the snowflakes in place. When it’s time to take them down just pull the paper away from […]
Above is a couple of images of a flock sharing their early morning breakfast with some squirrel friends.
This flock of 15 – 20 parrots have been visiting this residential area for more than four years now, almost everyday. They visit together around 6.30 am and stay for about an hour.
Of course you can imagine the volume ; the morning CHEERLEADERS at the door ! and they hardly missed out this visit in the past except for rainy days.
We have been observing a group of four Red Pierrots in our small home garden during the period from September to October 2020 (in Sri Lanka). They could be seen hanging around all the time during the day . Though they are still here at the time of writing this post 🙂 , I only get to see one or two of them now by mid November 2020.
Nevertheless, none of the butterflies seemed to stay this long as they happen to come and go mostly. But these few were special as they seemed to have decided to stay here for a while … wow….Continue reading ‘Stylist polka dots’ – Red pierrots in the garden.
Researchers have discovered significant variations in the ability of different UK butterfly species to maintain a suitable body temperature. Species that rely most on finding a suitably shady location to keep cool are at the greatest risk of population decline. The results predict how climate change might impact butterfly communities, and will inform conservation strategies […]Provide shady spots to protect butterflies from climate change — Museum of Zoology Blog
I thought of sharing some images of a healthy pumpkin creeper with its fresh blooms. This was at grandma’s place. It was a nice morning eye-catcher at her backyard that brightened up eyes and mind ! Ready to go !
It was also quiet impressive to see how busy some little creatures had been around the pumpkin creeper at that moment.
Some fire ants were of course seemed to be all time visitors; while some yellow butterflies dropped in time to time as if they knew it for long time. They too seemed to enjoy the sight of the bright yellow pumpkin blooms in the sunny morning.
How nice it is to share plants in a home garden with these innocent, beautiful and dutiful creatures. They all do their part in return for the nature’s gift for all of us, i feel.
We decided to visit grandma’s place around noon. After having a chitchat we came out to gaze around the garden. The garden was rich with some insect friendly – weeds and long grass. It is supposed to be undergo its routine cleaning by this weekend.
Seeing the long grass and those ‘weeds’ around were a good sign for me to be prepared with the camera. Here I go ! . shhh… be quiet please ….
The grass looked fresh after heavy usual rains in the evening. The land was blessed with sunshine patches here and there through some tall trees.Continue reading oh… those sharp black eyes on grass…. a gaze you would not want to miss