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Insect Armada

All photos taken on August 2, 2022 during our walk in Tucker’s Field and Bunchberry Meadows.

No matter which Google URL you believe, there is no denying that humans are vastly outnumbered by insects on this planet. Conservative estimates say there are 200 million insects for each human. Sorry, if this just made you feel itchy.

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Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

8 thoughts on “Insect Armada

    1. I agree Scott. They are all around surviving and thriving. As to food for thought, I just do not want them for food, although many cultures do dine on insects. Thanks for reading. Hope all is well. Allan

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  1. I really could’ve used you for my 7th grade bug project! We had to capture, kill, pin them to a board and name them. It was quite disturbing for me and I still see bugs out and think that would’ve been really good for my project. You defiantly would’ve gotten at A+!

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    1. I have only become a bug “expert”? since my forest walks. Not sure how I would have fared in school. I do try to rescue some bugs who get inside the house or my screened deck, but have no mercy for flies and skeeters. Thanks for reading and commenting. Happy Wednesday. Allan

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  2. Nicely done Allan, on the few occasions I have tried to picture insects I have found them very tricky and elusive subjects. Except butterflies, they are lovely, all round. I was surprised by the stats of just how many insects there are likely to be in the world. Yikes.

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    1. Thanks Leighton. They can be elusive, that is true. The butterflies, dragonflies and grasshoppers are easier to capture in the cool morning, unless you let your shadow fall on them. Flies are just stupid and bees are too busy. Yes, obviously insects have not heard of birth control. Thanks for reading and commenting. Have a great Thursday. Allan

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