Sunday, June 28, 2009

Spittle bugs

Some insects also produce foam nests for the protection of eggs and larva. I found these attached to lemon grass leaves in the back yard.

Frogs, foam nest

Some frogs prepare a foamy nest to protect their eggs from predators and also to keep them in a humid environment. I discovered this one partially attached to a supporting timber under the footbridge.

Yellow flowers

These yellow flowers were produced by a young tree that was no more than two meters high. The ants were having a feast.

Red flower

I've never found a name for the plant that produces these bright red flowers.


A purple/red dragonfly landed on the handrail (rope) of the footbridge, had a look at me and then flew off.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Moth or Butterfly?

It's probably a moth, but it seems that there are some classified as butterflies.


Wow, I wonder what those long legs are all about. A wader?

Bug 1209

My what large antennas you have, my dear.


When I see this image I can think of only one word, "blush". The genus of this young tree is probably Coccoloba.


Bosque Santa Lúcia grounds, facing the front porch. I planted all these palms from seeds. It's taken a few years to see them grow up in the world, but it's been worth it all.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Two sides of a roach

I probably wouldn't have paid much attention to this cockroach, but for the size of it. And it was upside down. After returning it to its proper position in life, it showed signs of being in shock. But eventually it moved off the porch to other destinies.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Banana prata

Yes, we have bananas. The first bunch of bananas produced on this stock brought in from Cleuson's place in Cipoal. Our soils at the Bosque are extremely poor and clay compacted, thus not the ideal environment for bananas.


Fungi, soaking up sun and food.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Butterfly 90

A flurry of white on red.

Butterfly 81

Small butterfly on small flower.

Vanilla vine

This vanilla vine has become quite matted because the new shoots climb up and then fall down for the lack of support on the tree trunk.

Orchid (Arundina bambusifolia)

Not the freshest orchid flower I've ever seen, but I liked the eyes on that ant.


Mussandra plant, flowers and bracts.