Every time I take my camera out to photograph flowers or close ups of mosses, lichens, rocks, etc. I am always amazed at the proliferation of small beings living their lives under our noses. Bees, ants, spiders and numerous creatures share our environment, mostly unbeknownst to us.
I wandered around in the garden for thirty minutes last week, taking photos of the Aquilegias and other plants in flower. Bees proliferated in the Lavender (Featured Images above). I found minuscule Jumping Spiders about 5mm in length (1/4″) on the Weigela and Aquilegias, and ants clamouring over the Callistemon.
I also managed to locate a wasp, at least I think it is a wasp. Large scary mandibles – imagine being a lady bird and seeing this 40mm (1 1/2″) monster coming towards you. I would certainly be running, screaming, crying and flying for my life!
Here are some more images of some of the wee beasties…