~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns ~ Bugs & Critters ~

Bugs and butterflies have attracted me since my childhood; from their lovely textures and patterns, to their ability to blend-in with their environment. Here are a few from my recent wanderings through fields and meadows. 

Other critters also use the patterns and colors around them to provide protection. This pair of Junco’s brought their fledglings out to learn to forage along my gravel pathway near the pond, where I toss millet daily. They are almost invisible!


Often I don’t see frogs near the pond – I just hear them hit the water with a loud plop!


Thanks to Leya for this week’s Lense-Artist Photo Challenge! 



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10 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Patterns ~ Bugs & Critters ~

  1. Leya says:

    I also love butterflies – their patterns are diverse and eye catching. But also the ability to blend in using their patterns – thank you for joining in the challenge!

  2. Wind Kisses says:

    I agree. Bumblebees are fun. They get a bad wrap sometimes, but like you I love watching them. Donna

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Unfortunately, people group honey bees and bumblebees into the same category as wasps and hornets, like Yellowjackets. Even when I brush against flowers with foraging bees, I never feel threatened. Hornets, on the other hand, have attacked me while simply standing in the open! They don’t sting – they bite.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Fun choice for the challenge Lindy. Personally I prefer NOT to notice the bugs that surround us!!

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thanks, Tina! Since I have been attracting birds to my yard, the bug population is under control! Also, I have a secret weapon for Yellowjackets and other hornets – dryer sheets. Something in the anti-static chemical is offensive to them. I keep some at hand whenever I am outside during late summer!

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