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The Donkey’s tail plant:

Scientific Name: Sedum Morganianum-succulent family

The donkey’s tail succulent (Sedum Morganianum) is a popular and easy-to-grow trailing succulent with rows of fleshy, tear-drop shaped leaves. This plant is also commonly known as lamb’s tail, burro’s tail, or horse’s tail. Some other closely related Sedum varieties may also be known by any of these names. These succulents make excellent hanging plants or they can be used as trailers (a plant with only one root that creeps along the surface) in small pots.

Donkey tail

Growing burro’s tail provides fascinating texture as a graceful houseplant or lush green exterior plant in many landscape situations.

A mature specimen might have branches up to 2 feet (60 cm) long, with dozens of grey-green, plump leaves lined up like droplets. Flowers readily emerge in late summer in hanging clusters of small blossoms in red, yellow or white.

Ballon Plant flowering tree:

Rarely seen fully grown Ballon Plant tree in Wild near Kumili, Thekkady forest reserve area, Kerala, India.

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Gomphocarpus (Asclepias physocarpus) is a plant in the milkweed family (in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the Apocynaceae, formerly the Asclepiadaceae) often used as an ornamental for the striking yellowish, ball-like fruits.

Flowers are followed by unusual fruits that look like hairy, inflated spheres. The pale green, soft, almost translucent, bladder- like follicles, covered with soft hair-like spines, swell to up to 3 inches in diameter. The follicles become yellowish, often tinged with red or brown, when mature, and very gradually split open to release the numerous brown seeds. Each smooth, flattened oval seed has a tuft of long, silky hairs (a pappus) at one end which aids in dispersal by wind. Cut long stems with pods to use in fresh and dried floral arrangements.

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Fresh bloom Lily:

Macro shot of fresh bloom water lily also known as Indian blue Lotus!! In real it was so beautiful; naturally it attracted many insects like Damselfly and bees.

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Spotted beetle family:

It pays to get up early in the morning especially for people with photography interest. I consider these visuals as precious one as I could catch the entire family in action. Feasting ladybug beetle family insects in Garden background at Chennai Tamilnadu India.

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Bee Buzzing Around:

Feast to the eyes watching so many takoff and landing of theses wonderful critter on a clear bright sunny day with lovely blue sky background.Bee in flight about to land on a flower bunch of Mexican Lilac and yellow trumpet flowering tree on a clear sunny day.

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How do bumblebees find the best flowers in the field? It’s not just by smell, as you might think. It turns out that flowers generate a small electric field that bees can sense, drawing them in for a delicious taste of nectar.

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Bees and flowers, of course, co-evolved with a long-standing symbiotic relationship; the bees depend on flowers for nectar, which they use to produce honey, and flowers need bees to help pollinate other flowers.

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Bee in flight about to land on a flower bunch of yellow trumpet flowering tree against clear blue sky background.

Painted Grasshopper:

Painted Grasshopper- Dactylotum bicolor:
Painted Grasshopper (Poekilocerus pictus) on Crown flower plant.

Multi-colored Gaudy grasshoppers feasting Crown flower plant leaves.
“Poekilocerus pictus belonging to Family Pyrogomorphinae (known for cryptic as well as bright colours hence called Gaudy Grasshoppers are also known for “Spear” shaped heads) is commonly known as Ak Grasshopper (and one of the many Painted Grasshoppers) and is one of the most colourful grasshoppers of India. Took at Chennai, TN India in a thickly wooded area.

The nymphs display spots of varied colours from yellow, orange to blue and green. The adults show yellow and blue striped on head and thorax, a bright red abdomen, green-yellow fore wings and red hind wings which are seen only in flight. The adults grow to about 60 mm and are capable of good flight.

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