N is for…

Jess McGlynnAugust 13, 2014


We visited the World Museum in Liverpool last weekend and one of our particular favourite sections was the Bug House.  I have mentioned in other posts about how much Meg and Eli love mini beasts so you can imagine their delight.  I steered away from most of the creepy crawlies but did enjoy watching the leaf-cutter ants.

They are the strongest animal (for their size) in the world and it was utterly fascinating to watch these teeny ants carry parts of a leaf often four times the size of them up the rope on their back.

I took a lot of photos trying to capture them; they move so blinking fast and the lighting was quite grim making it tricky but I hope you can get the idea from this shot.

I am joining in with the Alphabet Photography Project which is being hosted over on PODcast


  • The Go To Mum

    August 13, 2014 at 05:17

    Love this photo, we love nature too

  • sustainablemum

    August 13, 2014 at 07:15

    We love that Museum, the bug house was closed when we went so a return visit might just be in order! Leaf cutter ants are amazing the weight they carry is unbelievable I could sit and watch them for hours.

  • Cheryl

    August 13, 2014 at 10:19

    They are fascinating. Look at the size of the leaf and carrying it vertically up. I love mini-beasts. I can spend hours photographing them. #AlphabetPhoto

  • Shay Noble

    August 13, 2014 at 15:50

    We chose nature too 🙂 Love the photo..it's amazing how much they can carry being so small!! x

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    August 14, 2014 at 15:54

    Nature is a great N word 🙂 Leaf cutter ants are quite amazing aren't they? That's a great shot of it climbing x #alphabetphoto

  • Holly Nelson

    August 14, 2014 at 16:18

    It sounds like bugs really have been the theme for your summer! Which is awesome, I'll bet the children have learned loads!

  • Elizabeth

    August 15, 2014 at 09:35

    A beautiful capture! Love bugs 🙂

  • Craig Knowles-Smith

    August 16, 2014 at 07:19

    To be fair that is a great pic its so clear to see what ur description of them looks like #alphabetproject

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