Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Doesn't this katydid kind of remind you of Baby New Year?


Have a safe and fun night!

Found the pic here at Nature at Close Range.

Friday, December 21, 2007

All I want for Christmas... anything from this place, Michelle's Vintage Jewerly.

But these are my favorite.

I may not blog again until after Christmas. Have a great Holiday!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Just say no...

I had always heard that when given a dose of LSD, a spider will create a perfectly symmetric web.
Here's some evidence to the contrary.

This video is worth watching even if spiders give you the heebie-jeebies or make you faint. I promise...

Bonus points if you see the restraining order.

I don't know if any spiders were harmed during the making of this short documentary.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ant Art

I appreciate many forms of art, however abstract images usually don't appeal to me. This artist in an exception. Check out his subject. Ants.
I am really thinking about getting some of these images for my kitchen but I would have to convince my husband first. I could tell him the art would complete the "Ants in the Kitchen" theme we've already got going on the counter, in the cat food, under the sink, etc...

Check out his work here at

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Insects Christmas

There appears to be some debate on the origens of this short film. Russia, Germany, Poland?
It is a stop motion animation made by Ladislaw Starewicz in 1913 and it is hypnotic.

According to Wikipedia "Ladislas Starevich (August 8, 1882 - February 26, 1965), born Władysław Starewicz, was a Polish, Russian and French stop-motion animator who used insects and animals as his protagonists."
Since live animals were difficult to work with, he often used dead animals as puppets. Weird but interesting.
Anyone with more information on the film, please feel free to comment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Are We Getting Through?

Apparently so. The blog of adorable insects is being read far and wide. We have a lot more of the map to fill in but I feel the message is being heard.
Thanks readers! And please... comment!

Mini Mantis

I weel get you! I weel get you! I weel cross this valley of denim and you weel be gotten.

Fear me!

CtMom is afraid.. tough bebeh found on Wikipedia.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mr. Darcy

Colin Firth or Matthew MacFadyen...
We let the inch worm deeeecide.



And the weener:

Duh! Colin Firth

Found the cute bug on CuteOverload. Don't people know the cute bugs need to come to meeeeeee!?!?

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Etsy Find

Holiday gala at the Natural History Museum? You must get these!
They are bug cuff links.

Adorable!! Though.. they do look kind of unhappy.

Find them the Tilly Bloom Etsy Store.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Silver Fish

Why is this bug dressed as Santa?

Go to UglyOverload to find out.
It's totally worth it especially since their is a SONG that goes along with the pic!
But then come back!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Girls Night Out

True Story:
I spent the weekend with the girls. We had a party crasher!

Just another one of the ladies!

Sad News:
The following morning we discovered the lady bug had been smashed and she didn't get that way from drinking Cabernet. :<

Photo by CtMom