Insects and other things.
I don’t know what happened, maybe the hurricane stirred up eggs and larvae, because after the storm I’ve seen some of the biggest flying insects I’ve ever seen! I think most of them are dragonflies, though there is one that is brilliant red which looks more like a mini-helicopter. Especially right after the storm, the dragonflies where everywhere. It was amazing tp watch them fly about shimmering bronze and yellow. At least, I think they’re dragonflies!
I also saw, on Sunday, as I began to put my containers back out on the balcony, a hummingbird!! I just about fell over, because I had NEVER seen one, certainly not so close to me, and it surprised me, because I don’t have any sugar water that would attract hummingbirds. He was brilliant green and hovered just a few seconds (could he have been looking for water? I usually put some out but that day hadn’t done so yet) before disappearing. Maybe he was just confused and had been blown to the wrong garden by the wind!
I wish I had pictures of all these, but everything happened too quickly.
I’ve also noticed my container garden attracting more insects, I now see spiders, wasps (at least two different kinds), and some bees (but they seem to be too big to be honeybees, then again, I’ve never really seen honeybees up close!). So I’m happy that my garden is attracting more insects and birds.
That can only be good in this urban environment.
- 27 Sep, 2008
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