Tag: insect

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by someone I’ve never met before via Flickr. He had found my stream by searching for hornets and obviously liked what he saw, because he emailed me to ask if I had any more hornets that I could send him. Really, I was cold-called and asked if I could capture a hornet and send it across the country so that he could have his wicked way with its… antennae… and… mandibles. He…

I’m well aware that reading a thousand words of finely-crafted prose isn’t really what you want to read on the weekend (well, unless it’s smutty fan-fiction, then perhaps…) But that’s okay, because I didn’t want to write prose today; I just wanted to take photos, and share them with you! Here are some pretty photos from a barbecue we had earlier today. Roses and sunsets… enjoy, and have a nice weekend! (I was shooting up into the sunset, but I…

Made you look! But no, really, this bad boy, a Poplar Hawk Moth (I did my research), has a wingspan of about 6 centimeters. He’s huge and I had no idea such things even existed in England, let alone flew around in boring ol’ Sussex. It’s like when I found out, at the age of 10, that England actually has snakes (in fact, the adder is the only poisonous native animal that we have — except for hornets and wasps…