Although commonly known as the ‘Black Slug’ the colour ranges from jet black, through chestnut and orange to pale grey and creamy white. The essential difference between slugs and snails is the shell – slugs do not have a shell, but do have a leathery mantle on their backs. The opening on the side is a nostril through which the slug breathes.
Paint. Peeling. Nice. Much like the back of my neck right about now.
For the last three evenings, after work I have gone straight to the garden with camera and Domino – long may the pleasant weather continue. I am loving the square format at the moment, so here are five from this evening. Gorgeous little bugger.
The native bee Apis mellifera mellifera is one of many species of bee which belong to the insect order Hymenoptera. They have been associated with humans for a long time and cave paintings depict the harvesting of honey 8,000 years ago.
Unlike most insects, honeybees remain active throughout the winter and the honey produced from the nectar of flowers, is to provide plenty of food when it is unavailable from plants.