Dandelion Globe: It’s A Small World


Things are often small, up-close and entomological over at Ark’s place in South Africa. He’s always leading me up his garden path to take a look  at crab spiders and such like. At least that is his story, and I’m sticking to it. Now he’s led me to Kenneth McMillan’s blog where there are more close-up bugs, this time of the Canadian variety. That is to say in his latest post, Kenneth has a very fine shot of a Bald-faced Hornet heading for the cotoneaster.

I gather that fennel has been featuring in Ark’s and Kenneth’s recent photographic exchanges, but I have no bugs in my fennel, or even bats. Instead, as I was traipsing up the bean field to the allotment,  I caught these very tiny beetles in a dandelion clock. And since Ark said we could join in with the bug shoot, this is my effort. I hope I am not expected to know what these tiny insects are. They are rather cute though.

copyright 2015 Tish Farrell

18 thoughts on “Dandelion Globe: It’s A Small World

  1. There’s something to be said for the slow moving, hapless, small insect that’s got a name you don’t know.

    1. Well, it creates some sort of ‘other’ perspective I guess. So now you mention it, Bill, I wonder what it would be like to wander about through a dandelion clock. And what would one be doing in there anyway?

  2. Great shot of the Dandelion and its inhabitants. All beetles have the same sort of icky look about them, and there are so may different ones. I think The Ark is probably right, unless they are George and Ringo. 🙂

  3. Go away with links to other sites. I’m more than preoccupied by following you. This is a magnificent dandelion photo and I’m more than satisfied with its beetles. I have to go and pave the yard with straw, not bug hunt all over the universe!

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