Sunday, October 2, 2016

Bugged 1

Lots of grasshoppers at large lately, here at the homestead.  Also, surely not coincidentally, there has been lots of heavy webbage.

 Grasshoppers travelling willy-nilly often end up entangled.  Pictures of such occurrences are just too graphic to show.

Suffice it to say, spiders catch their prey and process them, as spiders do.

Good thing there are lots of grasshoppers because the resident ducks enjoy them too.

Other bugs have also been active lately, some of them of the stinging variety.  More on that after the swelling goes down.


  1. Ouch sounds appropriate when you mention swelling.

  2. Oh My Goodness, not a happy time.
    I really do not like webs on everything freaks me out.
    But I am so happy you have your gud ducks to help you out with the grasshoppers. I love the photo of the duck with his pompom feathers.
    It always looks like he is wearing a Fascinator ! Very British.

    cheers, parsnip

  3. I hate bugs but your pictures of ducks are adorable!

  4. Chocolate-covered grasshopper, anyone...

  5. Love the ducks--spiders, not so much!

    1. Spiders do seem to have a malevolent quality.