Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The End of the Aphid Farm

The once flourishing aphid farm on the rhubarb stalks has disappeared completely. I wish I knew why and how they dispersed. I assume that when the rhubarb stalks died, the ants, aphids and spiders found a place to go to live. But it is a mystery. Did they leave all at once? Or a few at a time?

But when we were looking for spittle bugs on Saturday, Wingnut did find another tiny ant farm out back in the field. We have to keep an eye on it to see how (or if) it grows. Tomorrow I will cut down the dead stalks. Observation is over. It was a great experience in viewing nature.


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  1. First, my apologies for a bit of cut and paste commenting. I have been doing the rounds via Bloglines and looking at all the pictures from my favourite photo blogs, but haven’t been leaving comments. Generally, I try to comment as much as I can (I know how good it is for ‘morale’ to know that someone is out there appreciating them), but after the birth of my second son, I am a bit knackered to think up something witty and insightful on the hop. Thus the resort to Control+C and Control+P!

    Kris from Hobart, Tasmania.

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