Walking Square #1

Becky’s #WalkingSquares

I had things to do at home today plus the blokes who do vegetation management under the power lines, were here mulching all of the mainly wattles that sprung up under the power line in their thousands since that fire. Wattle seeds are germinated by fire as they are a pioneer species to start the recovery. I didn’t look what was under the wattles as I knew it was going to be mulched anyway. I can now keep the area clear as one of my fire breaks. In the other paddock I managed to get some White Dogwood shrubs saved. I’ll try and collect seeds and grow them in other places. Therefor my first #WalkingSquares is just walking at home.

Here is the Walking Squares song for post #1.

What I want to share is while looking at a shrub getting samples to try and do an identification, I saw a very small Crab Spider catch a fly. The spider sure managed to swallow a fair bit before I disturbed dinner. I am sorry my spiderphobe followers but this bloke is so small and cute, smaller than your little finger nail. What is coming next show a bit more detail

Look at that face complete with a bit of fly hanging out of it’s mouth. All the eyes were on me that’s for sure

It’s great to have our Becky back with the wonderful photo #Squares challenge. Remember that your #WalkingSquares photo must be square Have fun because I know I will

An unknown visitor

Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Stranger

While in the garden taking a few photos for an upcoming post, I stopped to get a few photos of some Singleness Native Bees who were enjoying the pollen of a Hippeastrum flower filling their pollen sacs. See the yellow pollen in the well filled pollen sacs on their legs.

Unknown to me a stranger appeared. He zoomed in and was gone in an instant. The Bee in the lower left side with the yellow spot on its thorax is a Masked Bee, the first time I have ever seen one at my place. Masked bees ingest the pollen and regurgitate it back at the hive rather than collect it in pollen sacs like most bees

One of my favourite Billy Joel songs

Finding their way

Todays Prompt: Moths

A Tiger Moth has long narrow antenna which is handy to find other moths….

….to make more moths

Hypospila Creberrima has amazing feathery antenna

A White-banded Noctuid has big “eyes” to keep predators at bay but no antenna visible as they are kept folded until needed