Last month I was fortunate to come runner up in a local photography competition organised by Natural Devon to raise awareness of the importance of local pollinating insects. This is a very important subject at the moment as many Bee species in the UK are in decline and without these pollinators it will be much harder to pollinate crops such as Oilseed rape and Strawberries. However, not all pollinators are Bees and I decided to enter this picture of a Daggerfly (Empididae). I took the picture on the cliffs of Wembury and you can clearly see a couple of different varieties of pollen that it has picked...
During the month of January 2015 I took leave of lovely England to a well deserved relaxing holiday in Bali. Apart from the usual holiday endeavours of beaches snorkeling moped rides and parties I actually managed to sneak off and get a few photos of some Bali wildlife! Here is a little collection of what I saw in my limited travel around the gardens and rural areas of bali:
This poor Tokay gecko(Gekko gecko) met an unfortunate demise
so many insects in the jungles of Ubud to take pictures of and so little time!
Most people have cats or dogs or budgies as pets! Not my friends Dan and Jake oh no. When they found two baby magpies which had fallen from there nest on the roof of a house there good will and kind nature kicked in and they promptly took the baby birds under their wing!
Unfortunately they were only able to save and raise one as the other past away from its injuries, Anyway without further ado i introduce Stimpy the house magpie.
Stimpy on his throne.
Dan and Jake couldnt quite get Stimpy to master his house training skills much to the displeasure of other housemates.