Thursday, April 8, 2010

All bugs

I present you with images of a ladybug (keeping the rosebud safe), a greenbottle fly, a grasshopper, and a crane fly. Everything gets to live in my garden except arrowhead flatworms. I find all the insect life kind of balances out, some becoming food for others or for the birds. Caterpillars may eat my plants, but grow up to pollinate them.


  1. Good call on letting life live. Can you do a painting of passion flower please?

  2. but why not the arrowhead flatworms?

  3. They kill earthworms quite brutally and decimate earthworm populations. And they are non-native, having stowed away on exotic potted plants.