Creatures in the garden

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.


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A retired Australian who spends a lot of time in Warsaw, and blogs as a way of life.
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13 Responses to Creatures in the garden

  1. desleyjane says:

    They remind me of those little metal insects you used to get in crackers at Christmas! They had a little bend of metal underneath and when you pushed down on them they jumped! It was a game to see who could fling it the farthest!

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  2. restlessjo says:

    Oh, they’re pretty little fellas! And fella-esses 🙂 Heaven knows how you ‘spot’ the difference. Groan!


  3. Lucid Gypsy says:

    What funky little things, they look like African masks 🙂


  4. Paula says:

    Your eyes are sharp enough, dear Meg 😀 Temperatures are rising again. Soon you’ll have 20 Celsius. A beautiful composed copulating scene.

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  5. pommepal says:

    Nicely composed photo of these colourful little fellas Meg, nice contrast with the bark. But 12 degree warmth???? I would call that chilly. I guess it is all comparative especially after snow…


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