Sean would love to collect insects but I would not allow real specimens sitting around our house. Several years ago, we settled on a photo collection instead. Whew! Saved by the photography project...thank goodness!
So here we are collecting photos around the community for the last few years. However, lately it has gotten a little more personal. We live in a wooded area outside of town and we see a variety of insects. Lately they have been making their way to our nice cool air-conditioned home.
In the last month, we have found:
|Not sure what kind of wasp (?) this was |
but it was the largest I have ever seen!
- a brown recluse,
- a scorpion,
- a mole cricket,
- mosquitoes (I thought they liked it humid...Aren't we in a drought?!),
- a praying mantis,
- black widow (out at our bee hive!),
- walking stick,
- and more!
|This little guy had a broken wing and |
wanted to hang around with Edward for a while
|A mole cricket Brendan found for us|
|This was a lively guy...I wish you could see |
the video but too embarrassed to show
the reaction of the family when it flew at us...LOL!!!
|I just had to add this last one...cool shot and look at how big he is!!!!|