Blown away by the awesome power of the wind
Find out about these fascinating microscopic beetles!
Now that Winer is fast approaching, my thoughts wistfully return to my favourite time of year – the Summer – when life explodes out all around – sometimes it literally jumps out at us! Enter the humble grasshopper, who can be spotted taking a flying leap (or several) during those warmer months of the year.Continue reading “Jump to it!”
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!”
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!”
The word centipede immediately conjures up an image of a creature with lots and lots of legs – well 100 to be precise – the very name centipede means exactly that: 100 legs; but here’s the thing, centipedes never have 100 legs! Maybe someone thought there were too many to count, so took a wildContinue reading “100%”
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!”
If you think moths are simply dowdy brown creatures – think again!
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”
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