Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Boogie Bees

I haven't blogged in forEVER. Sorry
I just popped in (I initially wrote "pooped in") to post this fabulous and ridiculous video. It's great, until the end. : <

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Flutter for the shutter

Just some new pics from my new camera! Now, if only my subjects would hold still.. I need to figure out how to adjust the shutter speed so I don't get blurry movement images.
Moth (yes, that lamp post is a popular hangout for neighborhood moths)

Black Swallowtail on the bush

Black Swallowtail's undercarriage.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


They are everywhere...
In my basement, in my car, in my mailbox, in my coffee cup (seriously)...
This one (and the mini lady) are cute... esp when he/she does the balling up thing at the end.

This one... not so much.

You can read about it here.

The vid was made by a YouTube friend, Boobtubious. Check out his other stuff.. it's pretty entertaining.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bug Fail

Ok, I saw this first on FailBlog.. which is a site TOTALLY worth several hours of procrastination. Since it was bug related, I thought I would share it here too.

OMG! Hilarious!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

New Species?

I'm afraid you'll have to click the images to get a better view of these cool buggies.

Chimera #1
The wings of a butterfly
The body of a bee
The probuscus of a hummingbird
(very friendly)

Here is a picture of him/her staring at me.

OK, After some research I have concluded it is a Clearwing Sphinx.

Chimera #2
Mothlike fur
Batlike face and grasping thingies

Update 09-07 - I have concluded that this is a Noctuidae or Owlet Moth, possibly a Wood-Nymph(Eudryas grata)

And here is a pretty green moth

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

What a girl wants.... what a girl needs... a downy, fluffy place to rest her head.

photo by CtMom

See the difference my new camera makes?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Nummy, nummy

Is this cute? Perhaps in a "my food is bigger than my body" kind of way...

-photo by Jennifer (who may further identify herself if she wishes)

It may not be adorable but it was submitted by a friend, so it gets a priority posting and it is a pretty cool thing to capture.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Say Cheezzzzzzz

Somebody in Cornwall managed to get a pic of a smiling bee.
Now, why would a bee be smiling? Maybe because it lives in matriarchal society?
Kidding.. bees just love pollen and are generally happy and adorable creatures.

you know... the bee kinda looks like it's ready to unleash an evil plan...
Read about the smiling buzzer here at the Daily Mail.

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Nah, It's just a bornella anguilla but I hear he is lookin' for a wife!

Visit National Geographic to see the rest. They are all interesting and most of them are adorable.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Save them!

The honey bees need some help! We depend on them for so much and they ask so little of us....
Haagen-Daaz Ice Cream created this beautiful and sad commercial. If you ever had a heart string in there for insects this video will tug it.

They also created this adorable site with info on how you can help. Honey Bee Crisis. We can all do little things like buy local honey and plant certain types of flowers. I'm going to add some more bee friendly plants to my flowerbed this year like lavender and violets. I would LOVE to have my own hives but sadly my husband is allergic to bees so that won't be happening.

Buzzzzzzzz Bzz Bzz Buzzzzzz!

And the winners are....

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of the giveaway. I've been in the middle of finals and I am stressssssssssed!
But, I only have one final and a 25 page paper left to do now so I'm feeling a bit better.

The 1st place winner is BlaqueButterfly.
She'll be receiving some Fairie Made bath and body treats!

The second place winner is ihchicky. She will also receive a slighly smaller package of Fairie Made good stuff!

I also love EricaG's limerick but alas... it was not about bugs...

Anyhow, thanks for participating guys! I occationally hold contests on this blog and my personal blog (Cozytail's Procrastination Station) so check in from time to time.
I'll also start this contest sooner next year to give people more time to participate!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Limerick Contest and Giveaway!

Sorry for all those visiting from the freebie thingie!
I didn't read the rules at first, you know... so I didn't post a givewawy...

But now I've got it together. Be creative and have fun. All I require is a cute little limerick about adorable bugs. It can be about any of the bugs from any of the posts.
I will judge the entries on Friday May 2nd. First and second place winners will get something Faerie Made and fantastic... albeit probably small.
Just add your limerick in the comments below the post of your choice. I'll find them all and judge fairly. Maybe I'll inlist a panel of judges. Good Luck!!

Example of a bad limerick written by me:

There once was a cute little snailio.
Who didn't have a very long tailio.
He kept it nice and slimy.
On the back of his hiney.
He'd do well to stay out of jailio.

photo by CtMom

Example of Faerie Made products I've awarded in the past.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Caterpillar Tears

Awwww... This really is so cute... and Japanese.

We had a similar situation here when husband made us wait and wait for the Wii and now there are none left. Waaaaaah....

Monday, February 4, 2008

Ugly Bug Ball

Here is some footage from the Fall that I finally compiled for YouTube. Enjoy the commentary. My 3-year-old was under the idea that repetition was the key to getting attention.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Busy, busy

I've been a bad blogger. My excuse? I've applied to grad school. I'm scheduled to start in Feb and I had a ton of crap to do and a horrid test to take.

So.. to keep you interested I'll post this fantastic work of art.
It's amber soap created by a fellow soap maker Squeaky Queen.

Be sure to browse all her soaps and other good stuff.