I ‘planted’ myself in the middle of my flower beds—or what used to be until grass took over. My goal was to remove the overgrown grass and stray weeds. That’s when I noticed this spider scurrying away from me. When … Continue reading Spider Photo Shoot
No, I guess there’s no such thing as a miniature flying dinosaur and if there was, it wouldn’t be in my garden. But this bug certainly looks like it could be a miniature dinosaur… or maybe a bug that would fight in the Roman Colosseum. These are photos of a Wheel Bug from a few years ago—and if I remember correctly—it accidentally flew into me in the garden. I also remember hearing it buzzing around—which my research confirms—they tend to be noisy. Despite its unusual looking armor, it’s a friend in the garden. It eats caterpillars among other pests. Based … Continue reading Is that a Miniature Flying Dinosaur in the Garden?