Monday, July 10, 2006

Fruit and another Bug

Our dog, Calla, as well as Églantine and I have been eating Wild Black Raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) off the shrubs for a week or so and Églantine even picked a container full to put on our breakfast cereal a few days ago.

The wild Currents (Ribes rubrum) are ripe now. I hope to pick a container full after I finish putting up this blog.

Below is a photo of the "Small Milkweed Bug" (Lygaeus turcicus). Its colours are similar to the "Large Milkweed Bug" that I posted yesterday but it is smaller with a different pattern. Both are brightly coloured to remind birds that they are not good to eat as they both contain poisonous milkweed toxins.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

Oh those raspberries look so yummy!! I have never had wild currents though.