Look at this colourful bird. It comes to eat those tiny fruits almost daily. Today I got an opportunity to click this beauty. I used my smartphone with zoom but the final result is not up to the mark.
📷 Deborah Jaffe @deb.jaffe www.deborahjaffe.co.uk
‘May bug’ - a cockchafer May bug on Mum’s kitchen window 10.6.18
Apparently it isn’t actually a bug and doesn’t only fly in May. Cockchafers belong to the scarab family and are relatively large beetles. Adult cockchafers only live for 5 or 6 weeks during which time they look for a mate and fly into the tree tops to feed on leaves. Not sure why Mum’s window was attractive this morning but it visited for a good hour or so. They spend most of their life (three to four years) Underground as larvae which can be larger than the adults (up to 4cm long)
Found a nest of bunnies in our yard. One was outside the nest today, barely alive. Brought it in to get warm. Then put it back out in nest with its sibs. Now they’re hopping in and out. #sheltiehair#babybunnies#wondrousnature
How often do you get to see a bee in stillness??? This fella came to visit me, in the house, a few times today. I rescued him from a bucket in the basement the first time. Silly guy was really checking things out. He must have tired himself out from all the exploring. My friend found him on the stairs out back and nestled him onto this branch. A few hours later we checked on him and he’s still there. Comfy cozy for the night!!!
It may have escaped your attention, but I love parasites. This happens to be the scolex of a tapeworm, not quite sure if the species (possibly Taenia solium). The scolex develops from a cyst that grows in the muscle tissues of the intermediate host. The determinate host then ingests the cyst and the scolex pops out. The black top of the scolex is a ring of hooks that allows the tapeworm to stay lodged in the small intestinal wall of its host. Yes, this all seems disgusting, but ain’t life amazing!? #parasites#wondrousnature