I’ve been moseying around the garden at night quite a bit lately because I’ve been trying to protect the bush bean plants from beetles that have been feeding avidly on the leaves. In doing this, I realized there are a number of interesting critters around – not all of them nocturnal, but just stopping by for the night.
My nemesis – these small black beetles descend on the bush bean plants at night and feast on the leaves.
I was perturbed to find the regular brown beetle munching on the bush bean leaves as well…
This is an irritating kind of miniature cockroach that flies fast and erratically, especially when they fly into the house, and they’re not too particular about what they try to eat. I hunt them down with a passion.
No surprises to find the snails out, but I did not expect to find it climbing up the plant support, also nibbling on the bush bean plants.
The big, fat toad is still around…
…as is the younger toad.
A young grasshopper resting on a leaf for the night.
I only discovered the existence of the Dollarbird when one roosted on the TV antennae one night, although I’ve heard them (not knowing what they are) as they fly quite high up.
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