Flowers Up-Close

The Bug Chicks – A site for parents, teachers and bugdorks.

I took a botany class once. It was…fine. It was the semester before I went to Kenya for the first time and I took it concurrently with entomology, so it was never going to have a chance to feel my love. I was all- Plants, meh. Truth be told I’m still a little bit like that. I can’t keep them alive. I don’t know their names besides tree, flower, spiky thing, etc. I like carrion plants (they smell like rotting flesh to attract flies) and carnivorous plants (they eat insects with digestive fluids). Catch the drift? But I’ve been really exploring my world with my Celestron FlipView and decided to look closely at flowers. There are a few pics here that I want to blow up wall size (the last one in particular) so that I can feel like I’m living inside a flower. Erm…like an insect? I’m incorrigible.

Fancy a walk amongst the flowers with me?

Yellow Flower Bud Celestron

Yellow Flower Edges Celestron

Nectar Drop Celestron

Daisy Center Celestron

Blue Flower Stamen Celestron

Blue Flower Center Celestron

Blue Flower whole Celestron

Bogonia Center Celestron

Bogonia Petla Celestron

Perhaps I should run a contest where I can have people identify them and win something. Bad idea though as I have no basis on which to judge correctness.

People!!! I am off to Jamaica by myself for a bit. (I’m supposed to take a break and have a vacation as I never do this, but shhhhh, don’t tell Jess, I’m gonna find, photograph and film as many bugs as I can. Woohoo!! Have you been to Jamaica? Got any advice or bug tales to share?

Flowers Up-Close

Original Article