Daddy Cool!

It’s that time of year again when the days are getting cooler, the nights are getting longer and strange giant mosquito-type creatures suddenly emerge.  These odd critters appear on walls, windows, in garages and porches.  So, what are these rather strange looking beings?  Well, I’m referring to what I know as, the “Daddy Long Legs”Continue reading “Daddy Cool!”

A Sting in the Tail!

The word scorpion conjures up images of dark, sinister creatures, ready to pounce at any moment, armed with a mean looking weapon in that rear end… they are often seen in fables and stories as evil doers – the work of the devil even – but do scorpions deserve this reputation? Truth be told, ofContinue reading “A Sting in the Tail!”

Up, Up and Away!

As you may have guessed already, I’m a self-confessed arachnophobe; however, for me, the size of the spider does count – the smaller the better!  So, I’d say I can definitely cope with what we affectionately term “money spiders” – some of the tiniest of their kind that seem to have a penchant for landingContinue reading “Up, Up and Away!”

Arachnophobia!

Kind Warning – this blog does contain some images of spiders – but these have been carefully selected to be the most cute and least disturbing as possible.  With the nervous arachnophobia in mind (me!) some images have been substituted with cartoon representations. As you might’ve sussed, I try to align my blogs with charactersContinue reading “Arachnophobia!”

The Flight of the Bumblebee

Bumblebees have long posed a tricky problem to scientists.  Why would these little buzzers have the boffins puzzled you might wonder? Well, the answer is that they had the academics baffled by appearing to defy the laws of physics. It was declared that bumblebees should not be able to fly!  The size and weight ofContinue reading “The Flight of the Bumblebee”