August 28th, 2010

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Friends at work

I meet so many cute creatures at work! I bring my camera with me at all times. Although this week, I didn't have my camera with me when a huge ram ran around loose among the graves, chewing on flowers, being cute. I just had my mobile phone from 2002, but you get the idea. A sheep at the cemetery! He said: BAAAAHHH!



I love these. Anguis fragilis (slow worms). A lizard without limbs, that is. I carried it gently away from the road. The skin was so smooth. It was fully grown at 50 cm. This made my day! ^___^



So cute <3



Geotrupes stercorarius (Tordyvel). We have many of these at work. They are really strongly built and with a beautiful blue-black shimmer.



Yesterday, i found this beautiful caterpillar. I looked it up, and it turns out that it will grow up to be the beautiful Macrothylasia rubi moth i photographed at our summerhouse this summer and posted here earlier.



This is a bush cricket (vårtbitare) - Tettigoniidae. It jumped at me when i opened a door at work. I was so scared of these as a kid, as they're HUGE. With wings, the length of this one was around 7 cm. Strange things.



A few weeks ago, I looked for mushrooms on my lunch break and found three huge parasol mushrooms which are soooo tasty. We fried them in butter, coated with egg and breadcrumbs, and ate with pasta and a creamy sauce. Mmmm.



COMING UP: The biggest, most amazing wood ant colony that I've ever seen. We are talking millions of ants here. Will take photos at work next week!