One of the main reasons I was first drawn to birds and ornithology is because their is so much diversity in species, habitats, behavior, etc that I am constantly learning new things and generating questions and wondering.
I think the same has happened with insects!!! My god I am in awe... This snake fly landed on my hand while cooking breakfast and I can't guarantee a year ago I would have taking the time to observe. Maybe mistook it for a wasp or something. Instead I thought, "Holy hell! A mini dragon!" Curiosity led me to photograph and research... This #BadassBeneficials is both territorial and carnivorous preying mainly on aphids and mites!
Permaculture is difficult to explain sometimes but one main aspect I believe is to understand the landscape and it's habits... Yes, but this also includes knowing the WHOLE community! Insects, grasses, whatever.
If you take the time to see what flies by I can guarantee you won't ever be bored.
That's all for right now :) Thanks. #SnakeFly #BadassBeneficials