backyardbugs

Oldies but goodies... napping native bees in my Dubbo yard. Happy World Bee Day!! #nativebeesaustralia #backyardbugs

Flashback: Magnify it 100 times, and you well may agree that this blob really is something out of a 50's science-fiction horror flick. Realistically, this Microplana terrestris from my backyard is about a centimetre long and harmless to humans. Belonging to a group of terrestrial flatworms known as land planarians, Microplana prowls the dark and damp, sniffing out and smothering smaller critters with its slimy body. Then, out of the mouth opening on its underbelly, in truly terrifying fashion, the flatworm extends a muscular stomach (called the “pharynx”) to externally digest its victim. Scary, no?? Platyhelminthes: Geoplanidae: Microplana terrestris #flatworm #planarian #platyhelminthes #geoplanidae #slimy #moss #backyardbugs #macrophotography #macro

Mason Bee. Buffalo County, Nebraska. Mason bees are a medium-sized pollinator that is one of the first to emerge in the spring. It can be a particularly important pollinator of fruit trees. They get their name because they use mud to make individual compartments for each of their eggs in their nest, which is usually a crevice, hole in the ground or hollow stem. They are solitary bees, meaning they do not live in a hive with others. Each female lays her eggs in her own unique spot. They are docile and are highly unlikely to sting #bees #masonbees #pollinators #BugsInMyBackyard #backyardjungle #backyardbugs #insects #bugs #nature #garden #insectsofinstagram #discoveroutdoors #discovernature #bughunting #arthropod #macro #withmytamron #d500 #nikon

We will have to find some moss to replace the clover but Olivia couldn’t be happier than she is right now and will not stop staring haha Mr Leafy has his forever home 😍 #snail #oliviarayanne #habitat #terrarium #backyardbugs #mrleafy #orchids

Sign-ups for my summer camps have been great. Thank you! We still have some spaces left and one is nearly full. The first camp (June 11-14) is Backyard Bugs. This is just a little sneak preview of one of our activities. 🐝 🍯 To register, go to the link on my profile and hit Register.

Drawing an anatomically correct butterfly using its proboscis to feed on a flower? Yep, that's Bennett for you. Saw it on his school art folder that he brought home yesterday. #kidart #art #butterfly #backyardjungle #backyardbugs #insects #bugs #nature #garden #insectsofinstagram #discoveroutdoors #discovernature #bughunting #arthropod #macro #withmytamron #d500 #nikon