The Colours of Oz

The Ctreatures that make up the Character of our Nature

Archive for the ‘environment’ Category

Unusual Fly

I have only come across this fly twice and both times are included here. No other angles made sense. http://www.diptera.info/photogallery.php?photo_id=2185  and 2nd here:  http://www.diptera.info/photogallery.php?photo_id=5132

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Written by Mark

July 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Odds from Roundabouts

It never ceases to amaze me the endless variety of form and colour of the small nature at our feet. It’s everywhere to be seen at different times and yet so few see it.

Cane Toad

This creature was introduced to Aus by industry in ’37 to combat the sugar cane beetles but since it doesn’t fly it didn’t do a very good job. It has done a very good job eating or killing everything else though. It has its own integrity.

Written by Mark

June 20, 2010 at 1:12 am

Ichneumon Wasp

This is a rare instance when the wasp actually stops long enough for a few shots. The relative cold probably had something to do with it. Then a car backfired in  the distance and she was gone.

Written by Mark

June 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Drone Fly

Another of nature’s beauties, she was sheltering from the wind and rain on a leaf near the ground and stayed long enough for me to get a few shots, turning this way and that so I could get a few different angles. Thank you fly.

Written by Mark

May 23, 2010 at 11:12 pm