A Few Friendly Creatures

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A Few Friendly Creatures
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Mantis by day. Found on a paperbark tree where it was almost invisible.

Onto my hand for a while, and a few shots, before returning to the wood.

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Drone Fly, after watering the garden one day.

Gearing up for a little preening.

And now for my next trick.

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Mud Wasp, maybe. Immobile on a flower in the middle of the day, unusual for a hungry wasp. Still there when I got back with camera.

She flew around the garden a while, but too cold for more than short trips in search of nourishment. But it wasn't food she was after, uninterested in the butterfly bush behind.

Adopted for the warmth I was, and she held on. We are more dangerous than they are.

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What are the odds ...

A flightless wasp, had a habit of falling out of the trees where I was staying a while.

Can’t remember their name, doing what all creatures do, engaging in the process of reproduction. The essence of nature … to live and die and live again.

Move over mate. These beetles have a season or two in the garden, depends on the flowering. They like the native ‘crocus’ and various flowering herbs. Here a straw-flower, with a resident spider.

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