Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Meanwhile, do they adore and crave the sugar of my ripe tomatoes and figs? Yes, well, of course they do. So do I. They move in on any garden goodies that I've missed or allowed to get overripe or damaged. It is always interesting to note that those species most hated by humans are the ones that either we fear or that compete with us for food. Or that are icky looking. Or that aren't where we want them to be. Or.......
PS - Yes, I really did find a determined crew of little black ants trying to carry off this dead Hercules beetle..... a bit like me trying to cart off a 747 airliner.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I'm in my usual race against the ants and wasps, dashing out to pick all the ripest ones before the rains split them or a mockingbird ruins their perfection with a well-placed, greedy couple of pecks.