Thursday, January 17, 2008

Creatures Great and Small

Yesterday was a beautiful clear day. In the morning I walked by the lagoon and beach and saw a man trying to fly.


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I spent the rest of my morning and most of my afternoon splitting wood. I found five or so pseudoscorpions while pulling away some wet bark. I’ve only seen them in pictures, so I was very excited. You can see from the picture how incredibly tiny one is compared to my thumb.



They are close relatives to scorpions, they lack tails. More info.

3 comments:

lisa said...

That's one cool-ass bug! Related to spiders and eating pests, no less...I'd love to see some around here.

Gardener of La Mancha said...

Ya, looking really really closely sometimes pays off. Have you checked the wood pile or compost? You never know...

chuck b. said...

Wow, never knew they existed.

So tiny.