At the beginning of March I posted in Jude’s “wildlife in the garden” challenge on a grand scale with a closeup video of my Potato Point deck python. At the end of March I’m living in Warsaw, where snakes are very rare, although not unknown, and wallabies don’t graze the parkland or the front lawns. So I’ve moved to the smaller end of the creature continuum.
These beetles are sun-lovers and quite possibly busy copulating, a fact I don’t think we shared with the twins. They, like the whole of Warsaw, are enjoying 12 degree warmth, crowding the sunny side of a mossy oak in Park Morskie Oko. When we examine the tree closely, the sharp eyes of three year olds spot tiny red spiders, and the not-so-sharp eyes of Babcia Meg notice a tiny pale brown oval with darker stripes which may have been the shell something hatched from.