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The helicopters of the insect world

My fascination with hoverflies continues, fuelled partly by their intriguing habit of hovering directly in front of me, as if checking out my human intrusion into their air space. 233 more words


A Sticky Day

I had a public event to look at moths today, a pretty tricky thing to do as there were almost no moths in the trap! Luckily Jim had kept a few back in the fridge from yesterday. 378 more words

Hoverfly on blue-eyed grass

While I was hunting for dragonflies the past Friday at Meadowood Recreation Area in Lorton, Virginia, I managed to get this shot of a hoverfly (family… 87 more words


Tears And Laughter

Today was mostly dull and wet, although fleeting sunlight did appear occasionally, for instance to brighten limp, tearful, irises on our back drive,

or to reveal this insect I assumed to be a hoverfly drying off in a hedge in the Lyndhurst car park. 205 more words

Hover Fly – Poem by Michael Shepherd

Poem by Michael Shepherd

The hover fly
that’s just demonstrated
that it’s one of the Creation’s greatest
and smallest, most compact miracles of lawful
imagination (imagine flying, then stopping… 72 more words

Nigel Borrington