Nature in My Backyard

This morning in the backyard I spotted a Mealworm, which is the larvae form of the Mealworm Beetle.
According to Wikipedia, Mealworms are useful for their high protein content. They are typically used as a pet food for captive reptiles, fish, and birds. They are also provided to wild birds in bird feeders, particularly during the nesting season and they are also used as fishing bait. The Mealworm beetle breeds prolifically.

Mealworm Larvae.

Mealworm Larvae.

I saw this Metallic Green Sweat Bee (Agapostemon Melliventris) at the base of my Bird of Paradise Bush.
According to Discoverlife.org, The male of this species has a bright metallic green head and thorax, and a yellow metasoma with narrow black bands. The female has a bright metallic green head and a honey-colored metasoma banded with short, dense, white hair.

Agapostemon Melliventris.

Agapostemon Melliventris.

I also found a Pinacate Beetle, also known as the Stink Beetle, for its defensive tactic of standing on its head and squirting a noxious spray. I am seeing a lot more Beetles within my property compared to the previous years and I can’t help to wonder if there is an outbreak. They are everywhere and always pop out from nowhere.

Pinacate Beetle.

Pinacate Beetle.

It has rained so much lately and today wasn’t any different to the exception that a beautiful rainbow came out, brightened the gloomy weather and added cheer to our day.

Grey Sky.

Grey Sky.

Rainbow After The Rain.

Rainbow After The Rain.

I started raking leaves last week and today I decided to have some fun with the leaves before the wind picked up. I made a Heart-shaped symbol made with a pile of fallen leaves.

Heart-shaped symbol made with a pile of fallen leaves.

Heart-shaped symbol made with a pile of fallen leaves.

It’s a gorgeous day, I am going back out to enjoy Nature.



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Insatiably passionate about gardening, Health and Wellness. I enjoy collecting Vintage and Antique choice pieces.