Since moving to California the kids and I have been discovering the different insects, birds and trees here.
The obvious differences are the trees and birds. But, the insects has been interesting. In Texas, especially in the country, it seems you can’t turn around without finding a nasty bug.
Besides a very unfortunate maggot incidence (I’ll spare you the story. You should thank me.) and the ever present annoying fly we have been happy to not see scorpions, ants, mosquitoes, etc at every step.
But, the other day I had a very frightening encounter!
Not a scary bug, actually a quite beautiful one.
However, as I went to check on some hybrid fitteds basking in the sun I did not expect to find a creature praying over them.
Then I ran for the phone to take a photo– because who uses cameras these days?
Isn’t he or she beautiful?
I’ve named it the Diaper Guardian.