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Tag: Critters


Wings! - 210/365

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Two's and Three's

Two's company. - 198/365

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Bumble Bees Amuse Me

Bumble Bee Bottoms amuse me. 194/365 There are so many things about the bumblebee that just make me smile. Their feet and bottoms are adorable. Bumble Bee feeding on a Common Deerweed (Acmispon glaber). - 195/365 Their bright happy yellow color and fuzzy bodies just make me giddy! Everyone can use a dose of giddy.

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Some Fun Fly Facts

The Fly - 186/365 There are estimated to be 10,000 flies for every single human and over 85,000 different species of fly.A single fly may carry 6-million bacteria, including cholera, TB, typhoid and dysentery. The eyes of a fly are compound, meaning they are made up of many simple eyes each pointing in a different direction. […]

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Honeybee Gets Busy

Honeybee gets busy 177/365

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The Fly

The Fly 167/365 The Fly, one of nature’s most unappealing insects. Their beauty lies in their purpose. They are important because they break down and decay material. If there were no flies, there would be no top soil for plants to grown in. They digest dead trees, dead animals and animal waste. Like bees, some […]

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The Gentle Giant known as the Crane Fly

The Mosquito Hawk or Crane Fly  -  156/365 The Mosquito Hawk is also known as The Crane Fly.  Despite the legend, these gentle giants do not eat mosquitos, nor do they feed on humans or animals as their disturbingly designed mouth parts are incapable of it. They can neither bite nor sting. Adult crane flies […]

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Our First Bee Rescue!

Last night at 8 PM, we found this little honey bee, on the terrace, not moving very much, obviously out of juice. She was dying.

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You Can't Get Any Better than a Honey Bee in a Lilac

My bee-obsession continues!  This shot is taken outside my doctor's office. They just had their parking lot redesigned and planted with these low purple shrubs that I think are Wild Lilac. I could be wrong. There is a "popcorn" version of Wild Lilac that has some white flowers, which this one does. I have to […]

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Carniolan Honey Bees and Privets

A honey bee on a Privet plant (Ligustrum). Native to Europe, North Africa and Asia, privets can grow up to 3 m tall and are tolerant of different soil types. Its name is derived from the word “private” as privets were used as privacy hedging. European privets (Ligustrum vulgare) were used for hedging in Elizabethan gardens […]

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