Little things in life are very important. With the first beetle I made – a one metre long minotaur dung beetle (Typhaeus typhoeus), mounted on a safety helmet to be worn on my head – I aimed to draw attention to this fact.
The menagerie is constantly expanding but currently includes:
THE INSECTS: four giant sized beneficial beetles; smaller models of seven species of ladybirds native to the UK; giant pollinating honeybee complete with giant apple blossom flower; numerous honeybees (workers,drone,queen); two bumblebee queens; red mason bee;hoverfly; wasp; small tortoiseshell butterfly; hawthorn beetle;stag beetle.
THE BIRDS: Blackbird;Songthrush; Bluetit; Yellowhammer
THE MAMMALS: Hedgehog;Woodmouse; Fox; Greater Horseshoe Bat
As time goes by I become more fascinated by the world of nature and increasingly aware of the interdependence of all living creatures.