New Year's Eve an appropriate time to post a couple of photos another generation of nature watchers.
Our family has been with us for some time over the holidays and our grandson has been busy with his Bug Catcher and Critter Keeper Christmas presents, getting a close up look at some of the insects. These two beetles (I think Soldier beetle family) were just gaining their freedom after some watching time.
Some of the larger wildlife also had close attention although not too close for comfort, as the small Lace Monitor sunning on the deck was a subject for study.
I have had a most enjoyable year doing the blog and hope next year brings more new species and great photo opportunities for all who are fascinated by the wonderful world of nature that is all around us.