Thursday, April 09, 2009

Photo O' the Day: Beetle Mania

I discovered this beetle while the fam was scoping out a spot for the bee hives. Surprisingly, it's difficult to find a good location, particularly if you live in Seattle. Ideal spots are protected from wind, have good access, don't interfere with everyday garden activities, and, most importantly, get plenty of sunlight throughout the day. We had our spot all picked out until we discovered that it wasn't getting good morning sunlight. Back to the drawing table.
This is actually beetle number two. I found another dead one in the vegetable garden and stashed it on a fence post until I was able to retrieve a camera. Upon my return ten minutes later, I was unable to find it. Perhaps he wasn't so dead.