Category Archives: Insects

Silver Argiope Spider

Spiders are not my favourites I must admit but the Silver Argiope Spider is such a colourful spider with an interesting web. They weave a distinctive zigzag pattern within their web and makes them easy to identify. There may be … Continue reading

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Starfish Flower

I’m not sure where I got a cutting for this cactus like plant and was amazed one day to see a spectacular flower appear. It is called Stapelia Gigantea or Starfish Flower. The flowers can be 10 to 16 inches … Continue reading

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Pretty Spider’s Web

I’m not a big fan of spiders at any time but when I came across a spider’s web dotted with drops of rain after one of our brief rain showers, I couldn’t resist trying to get some photos.  The gardens … Continue reading

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Pirate’s Cave at Osprey Rock

We headed out early today towards Osprey Rock as we knew it would be sheltered a little from the wind. We anchored the boat just off the pirate’s cave and since I hadn’t been up ontop of the bluff for … Continue reading

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Bouganvillea and Praying Mantis

Bouganvillea comes in such a variety of colours and the deep pink or fushia is one of my favourites.   Marta   http://www.harbourclubvillas.com

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Sea Purslane

Sea Purslane grows abundantly in salty and dry habitats such as on the tiny cays just out from Harbour Club Villas and Marina. We decided to explore one day and stopped on a little cay with a spectacular view of … Continue reading

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Orchid and Praying Mantis

I was trying to get some good photos of one of our island’s orchids and came across a praying mantis that was hiding in the petals. This orchid is found almost everywhere at this time of year and is known … Continue reading

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