Wednesday, 13 August 2014

N is for...


We visited the World Museum in Liverpool last weekend and one of our particular favourite sections was the Bug House.  I have mentioned in other posts about how much Meg and Eli love mini beasts so you can imagine their delight.  I steered away from most of the creepy crawlies but did enjoy watching the leaf-cutter ants.

They are the strongest animal (for their size) in the world and it was utterly fascinating to watch these teeny ants carry parts of a leaf often four times the size of them up the rope on their back.

I took a lot of photos trying to capture them; they move so blinking fast and the lighting was quite grim making it tricky but I hope you can get the idea from this shot.

I am joining in with the Alphabet Photography Project which is being hosted over on PODcast


  1. Love this photo, we love nature too

  2. We love that Museum, the bug house was closed when we went so a return visit might just be in order! Leaf cutter ants are amazing the weight they carry is unbelievable I could sit and watch them for hours.

  3. They are fascinating. Look at the size of the leaf and carrying it vertically up. I love mini-beasts. I can spend hours photographing them. #AlphabetPhoto

  4. We chose nature too :) Love the's amazing how much they can carry being so small!! x

  5. Sara (@mumturnedmom)14 August 2014 at 16:54

    Nature is a great N word :) Leaf cutter ants are quite amazing aren't they? That's a great shot of it climbing x #alphabetphoto

  6. It sounds like bugs really have been the theme for your summer! Which is awesome, I'll bet the children have learned loads!

  7. A beautiful capture! Love bugs :)

  8. Craig Knowles-Smith16 August 2014 at 08:19

    To be fair that is a great pic its so clear to see what ur description of them looks like #alphabetproject


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