Thursday, August 11, 2011

A Harvestman on a Schneezwerg rose.
It looks to be missing a leg.

to paraphrase the Bugs of Alberta by John Acorn & Ian Sheldon
"There is a legend that if your cow goes missing you
pull the leg off a Harvestman and throw it on the
ground, it will point in the direction the cow went."

They also note there are eight species of
Harvestman in Alberta.

"Delight in the small,
those that inhabit
only a corner of the mind,
the ones shaped by wind
and a season: a slip of
grass, the nameless flower
that offers its scent
to a small wind."

                           Delight in the small, the silent
                             Lorna Crozier


Gary said...

Godd close up amd interesting story. Did you try it out? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

Since I am cowless I did not experiment I can only assume he lost it to natural causes, whatever those would be, or that one of my neighbours is a closet rancher.

Thanks for your comments

Hi to Boomer!


Wanda Pedersen said...

I think I would rather squish the Harvestman and then interpret the "ink blot" that resulted. But that is just me....

Guy said...


I have to say I am shocked really shocked, poor little bug.

If you start your SF blog let me know.