Saturday, October 24, 2009

Top grooming tips

We sat in the shade (yes, it's getting rather hot) this afternoon and watched a bee grooming itself on one of the bikes.

The bee spent a great deal of time making sure it's antennae were clean and straight, and also that the fuzz on top of it's head was in order. Next each set of legs was properly rubbed over. Then there was a brief pause ("right, I think I'm ready to go now"), before launching off to the next flower.

On the topic of insects, I have been reading Gerald Durrell's My Family And Other Animals again. I have read some of the stories aloud to the children, too. Good stomach exercise - all that laughing!

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