Flora and Fauna XIV – Rose Garden

Today during lunch I picked up some books from the library, so again took a walk through the Community Rose Garden.

Flora and Fauna, Rose Garden, Mantis, bee, spiderWhile taking pictures of the roses I took a few shots that made me think of my Flora and Fauna series.

Here is the first subject, which is a mantis on a white rose.

Flora and Fauna, Rose Garden, Mantis, bee, spiderHere is a side view of the mantis. I really like the way that the back of it looks like a leaf.

Flora and Fauna, Rose Garden, Mantis, bee, spiderWhen I first saw this rose I was not sure what was on the petal. It just looked a bit weird.

Flora and Fauna, Rose Garden, Mantis, bee, spiderA closer look showed me that it was a spider and a bee. The spider had a good hold on the bee and they were having a good tussle.

Flora and Fauna, Rose Garden, Mantis, bee, spiderHere the bee is on top. I thought about staying and watching what would happen, but needed to get back home for an afternoon meeting.

I wonder if the bee got away?

Steven

p.s. To find other posts in this series you can type Flora and Fauna in the search box, or click here: Flora and Fauna

 

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