But if all haves could seldom see past twisted crime maybe some living compassion could free some dead slaves from time
Stink Bugs Feeding from Petiolar Glands (that emit nectar) from Wild Chamaecrist fasciculata Plant. (It was Linda, ‘shoreacres’, who found out just what these strange sections of the plants were… regarding an earlier article/posting we had on them. Note how the bug is using its proboscis to feed from the gland of the plant. ) … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018
It’s great that you managed to find some insects feeding on those glands. So much of what surrounds us in nature seems to be purposeless, but that’s only because we’ve not yet found the purpose!
Exactly! Thanks much again, Linda, for finding out about the “eyes” true purpose and for letting us know about it. (Now i won’t have to walk way around the plants to avoid being seen! Hee-hee… 🙂 )
They are such interesting bugs. You captured him well Tom!
Thanks, Belinda! I was very fortunate to capture them in the act of feeding on the glands. 🙂
I never thought of stink bugs as being interesting, but this changes my perspective a bit.
Yes, so neat that they know to feed from the plant’s special nectar-secreting glands. Nature sure can be amazing often! 🙂
Thanks, TJ! The first blog about these plants made it seem as if they had “eyes”! 🙂
Your photos have inspired me to take a closer look at the natural world.
Awesome, Mark! I’ve been looking closely at nature from before kindergarten! 🙂
Amazing what you capture for our eyes to feast on Tom, because the naked eye would miss all these wonderful things … we’d walk right on by. 🙂
Yes, most of us would, Linda! Like i said to Mark above, i’ve been looking closely at nature since before kindergarten. 🙂
I just read what Mark wrote. I can remember catching grasshoppers when I was very young, catching them in my hands and feeling them flutter, then releasing them. We’d catch pollywogs in the pond too and bring them home. You’re right – enjoying nature as a child fosters that appreciation for the rest of your life.
Yes (for sure)! When i was a kid, they’d say, where is Tom? Then they’d say, “He’s out watching and catching bugs and critters of course.” 🙂
If more humans slowed down enough to truly “see” all the natural wonders up close the world might be a better taken care of place! I had no idea about this part of a stink bugs life! 😊
Yes, Sabine, we were educated to do math and to read… not much education was about nature and environmentalism.
Nice to see your post 👍