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|Hello to all those who are interested in those little, or not so little creatures you find in or around your gardens, or anywhere else for that matter!
My own interest has blossomed since I got myself a good macro lens, I hope to be able to share some of my invisible creatures here. I say invisible because without being able to see them at high magnification, many look like just another tiny black speck. They are far from that! When you see the cute little creatures which were previously only a tiny black speck, your heart will melt towards them, you will start to look after their interests, worry that you might damage them, you might even start to talk to them! (I do!)
I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on others, these little guys need your help. Please feel free to share whatever you may find, I might even be able to help to identify it or someone else might give you a clue.
To give you an idea of what you might find, here's a pic I got on my pond which was new at the end of July 2009. A fly which lives near water in the family Ephydridae looks on as a tiny Springtail, Sminthurides aquaticus meets it as it bounced along the water. The fly was no more than 2mm long, the springtail female is only 1mm with males being 0.5mm long.