Nature stuff

Now that temperatures are a bit normal, trees are green and flowers start to bloom, insects and flying creatures are coming out of their hiding places …

This insect habitat is made by  URBAN LADYBIRD.  COCOON is handmade in London using organic cotton, waxed with beeswax from Britain to waterproof material and keep the insects dry. The house can be attached anywhere.

lady bug hide away

Another hiding place for insects by Benjamin Spoth.

This is what Benjamin tells us … “Beetles moth bees or wasps, all are welcome in Pollinators Paradise, a modular garden fencing system to provide food and shelter to natures creepy crawlies. About one third of the food we eat is dependent on insects for pollination. Population levels of many important pollinators are seeing a steady decline due to monoculture and loss of habitat, primarily.”

insect habitat

“Individual elements can be integrated into the structure to cater to specific species. There are hollow rods and twigs for nesting, hardy refuges for the winter and pots for flowering plants, guaranteeing a steady supply of nectar during the rest of the year.”

Insects hidings

This is Susan Bauer with her beautiful work, all inspired by nature … These objects are made of Magnolia leaves  and cotton yarn.

Susan Bauer

Photographer Hans Silvester’s recent work features the Surma and Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia, presenting the beauty of the tribes ancient tradition of temporary body decoration. They use things like flowers, seed pods, buffalo horn, melons, stems, snail shells, feather … jewelry from nature. See more here and here.

Nature jewellery