Wednesday 26 February 2014

The Ellerslie International Flower Show

A few things that caught my eye at the show.

Stop the Clock, a sculpture by Jane Downes
A brilliant water feature
A bumblebee nest in a Perspex box

Green flowers on red stems

Monday 3 February 2014

Porters Pass Fauna

The moon and mountain flax
Dark coloured cicada, the most common that I saw. It had a sharp intermittent call.
A brilliant green cicada that really stood out.

A green grasshopper
A well camouflaged grasshopper

A fine striped grasshopper
A hairy grasshopper

Orbweb spider

Another orbweb spider. Abdomen only. The thorax is tucked under.