Some nice textured lichen growing on a tree trunk on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in early spring.
A break from Monochrome Monday as I continue my exploration of lichen growing on trees and boulders around the neighborhood.
I spotted these orange and grey lichens on a tree trunk during a walk last Saturday afternoon.
A break from Monochrome Monday for a burst of colour this week.
The tips of some wax crayons.
This week sees a return to Macro Monday. Partly due to setting my table top studio back up about a week ago.
I had been keeping a list of items to photograph the next time I set up my table top studio.
On that list was various candies including Jelly Beans.
Macro Monday this week is the Ruby-tailed Wasp (Chrysis ignata). It’s a species of cuckoo wasp, parasites that lay their eggs in the nests of other wasp species.
The species is found across the European continent, this specimen was photographed in a garden in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
My Macro Monday post this week is a follow up to my post a few weeks ago about the eggs of a Large White Butterfly hatching.
These are two Large White Butterfly caterpillars on Nasturtium leaves. I suspect that one is from the eggs I photographed. Because of the size disparity between the two I suspect that one is from a different group of eggs that hatched at a different time.
My Macro Monday post this week is a Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), a butterfly species found in Europe. An alternative common English name is Hedge Brown.
The darker patches in the center of the forewing show this is a male. The butterfly is resting on a Bramble leaf in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.