It’s Spring – Let the Battles Begin

Spring has sprung and action is heating up in the garden! A careful examination of the budding flowers and the grasses in the flower beds reveals a world of bug eat bug. This is what I have seen in my seemingly tranquil garden. Its brutal! Be prepared! And it’s amazing what big prey these tiny spiders will attack!

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And then the flying ants arrived and I started cheering the spider!

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I very rarely interfere but this time my heart went out to the struggle mimic bee!

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And then after all that violence, a truce, peace!

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Categories: Ants, arachnids, bees, bugs, butterflies, crab spider, dramatic, environment, flowers, gardens, humor, humour, Insects, lardeau valley, Macro, Macro photography, Nature Photography, Photography, spiders, Spring, spring arrivals

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4 replies

  1. Awesome! The battle of the Hyacinth, spider wins and gets a good meal to boot. πŸ™‚

    Excellent shots.

    Like

  2. wow, very beautiful and interesting series of photographs! Predators life indeed. πŸ™‚

    Like

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