Monday, February 28, 2011

Mozzies, my new best friends - almost

The perfect breeding place for small vampires.

I’ve just had that experience where my worldview has had to shift to fit with a new reality. I can feel the sluggish gears in my brain grinding as they try to accommodate what I’ve just learned about mosquitoes.

A friend was cursing the little blood-suckers, and querying what place they have in the scheme of things.

It appears they’re vital to our continued survival!

The males pollinate flowers, and they’re also food for fish, dragonflies, bats and other creatures and therefore vital to the intricate web of life of which we are a small but extremely ego centred part.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Amore detailed post on the benefits of mosquitoes is over at traverselife.



Miss Becky said...

I'm a bit late in getting round to my favorite blogs to visit. just wanted to say that I love your shadow shot of the little guy. he has such long antennae and a really pretty sheen about his wings. another delightful shadow shot Sue! have a great week.

sue said...

thanks Becky. Some weeks are just too busy to fit everything in. Hope yours is becoming more spring like by the day.

Geoff Maritz said...

So now you know just how vital mossies are but try reminding yourself of that at 2.30 in the morning when in bed with soaring temperatures (32deg c) and having to lie under a blanket because any exposed part would be instantly attacked. That was me last night.
Interesting post though. 1/2 drabble.

sue said...

Geoff, at 2:30 am I'd probably be cursing and swatting myself senseless. Why is it that in the middle of the night its impossible to hit the mozzie, only your nose or ear?
Congrats on the 1/2 drabble :)