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!”

Eager Beavers!

Beavers are large, semi aquatic rodents that live in the temperate climates of the world’s northern hemisphere (typically Canada, North America and Europe).  Their official genus name is Castor and there are two species – the North American and the Eurasian (European).  Both species are similar, although the Eurasian has a narrower tail and moreContinue reading “Eager Beavers!”