Surrounded by Rocks: An Exploration Series, Chapter 4

It’s time for Nightjar’s next chapter.

Chapter 4 – East Hill: Fauna of the Present

We have reached the top of the East Hill and so has this weevil, which found the perfect place to sunbathe. There aren’t many insects around this time of the year (November), visiting in spring or summer would certainly be better for insect watching purposes.

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Ants live here as well. I didn’t photograph the actual ants, but they definitely live here.

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And a tiny fly. Let’s focus on the fly for now, in the next chapter we’ll give flora a closer look.

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Of course this is also home to birds and reptiles, but November isn’t the best time to look for reptiles and I wasn’t lucky with birds. There are rabbits too, but I confess I forgot to take pictures of the rabbit poop I found. Sorry.

Thanks, Nightjar. 


  1. rq says

    What a charming fellow, that first one! Looks sturdy. :D
    You know, I’m not sure if ants live on that mountain. I mean, it’s just so hard to tell.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    rq @ 6

    Now, having to have six matching socks at all times would make sorting clean laundry quite a task.

  3. Nightjar says

    Could be, thank you for pointing it out! I really had no good reason to assume it was a fly.


    I’m now picturing weevils coming down the mountain with laundry baskets full of colourful socks to wash them in the foothill stream, the old-fashioned way.

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