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Nicotine, a Natural Insecticide

Nicotine, the addictive agent in cigarettes, comes from the leaves of tobacco plants (Nicotiana). Plants, of course, do not manufacture nicotine as a favor to smokers, but for their own benefit: nicotine is one of the most powerful insecticides in the world, highly effective at stopping hungry, leaf-munching pests in their six-footed tracks. 532 more words


Macro Photography : Bruco di "Papilio machaon" by villafrancamichele

Camera NEX-3N
Lens- tamron sp 90mm macro 2.5+nikon tc200
Focal Length- 90mm
Shutter Speed- 1/2s
Aperture- f/5.6
ISO/Film- 200


Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition

Sometimes we have guests in the garden. Here’s one that transitioned almost as we watched. Regretfully, we missed the moment he went free. He’s a Great Mormon ( 49 more words


Larvae of Wonder

Today I went for a walk in Holland Park, my favourite park in our neighbourhood, despite the freezing cold weather. The air was crisp with the sun warming up the day after a very cold night. 468 more words

Up Close & Personal

Weblog: October 2015

Beauty, we’re told, is in the eye of the beholder. Nevertheless, it’s wearisome to be told that the beauty you perceive doesn’t exist simply because… 1,016 more words