I haven’t always been all that interested in bugs…at least not enough to have them as pets. I guess I have always been curious about all sorts of bugs but it was with my bees that my insectophilia became more obvious. Anyhow, as I was looking over some pics I have taken in the last few months, I noticed a large number were of bugs. A few were of my kids and family, but that’s not what we are here to talk about now is it?
So, here a re a few bugs pics I found…mostly pretty ones so fear not!
Ok, this next set was pretty weird. We have a clowder (I learned that from Big Bang Theory) of cats that have accumulated in our neighborhood. A former neighbor sort of collected cats but never took care of them. We’ve seen as many as 13 at one time on our doorstep begging for food (and that bugs me, speaking of bugs). Anyhow, Abigail was outside the other day playing with Tommy and noticed he was too interested in one spot in the yard. She called me and we rescued a praying mantis. I like praying mantises…and turtles. They all seem so primitive and helpless to me. So, I braved the jaws of Tommy and rescued this praying mantis. He was indeed praying as I picked him up. His wings were in bad shape but he nodded his head in appreciation as I set him upon a tree out of Tommy’s sight.
Oh why not…here are a few pics of the kids…they have mixed feelings about bugs.