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Insects and Hibiscus Blooms

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Insects - Few words bring such varied reactions in people. Some find them fascinating and make them their life study. Others head for the hills at the first buzz. Without them, however, there would be no life on Earth. We need our winged neighbors to sustain our food supplies if nothing else.

Hibiscus blooms attract people by their beauty and color. We humans grow them for the pleasure they give us. For insects like butterflies and bees, these flowers' abundant supply of nectar is the attraction, while the grasshopper thinks the pollen and the leaves are the real meat of the matter. And we have to agree that this pantry of food is most appealingly designed.

On the following pages, photographer Robert Cook gives us an intimate look into the insect world, as some of their members come to refresh themselves on our favorite flower.

Click on the different pictures above to see more and learn a little about each of these creatures or use the links below:

Butterfly and Nectar

Grasshopper and Pollen

Bee, Beetle and Bloom

Moth... in Camouflage Fatigues

photographer Robert Cook
Our photographer Robert Cook with Fantasy Charm