#WingedJewels . . . . Monal, nature’s magnificent creation!!

The Himalayan monal, also known as the Impeyan monal and Impeyan pheasant,
is a bird in the pheasant family, Phasianidae. It is the national bird of Nepal, where
it is known as the danphe, and state bird of Uttarakhand, India, where it is known
as the monal. It was also the state bird of Himachal Pradesh until 2007.


Photo credit: Aditya Chavan. @ Birdwatching

#WingedJewels . . . . The spiderhunters

“The spiderhunters are omnivorous. As their name suggests they will eat spiders, and are capable of extracting spiders from the centre of their webs, a tricky task. They also consume a wide range of other small arthropod prey including crickets, caterpillars, butterflies, ants and other insects. In addition to animal prey they also consume nectar from flowers.”
~ (Wikipedia)

photo credit: JJ Harrison –
Text & image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees

#WingedJewels . . . . Penguins


“One can’t be angry when one looks at a Penguin” 

― John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)

Emperor Penguins – Antarctica 1992
Text & image source: Tom Woolley

#WingedJewels . . . . The Peacock.

What’s riches to him
That has made a great peacock
With the pride of his eye?
The wind-beaten, stone-grey,
And desolate Three Rock
Would nourish his whim.
Live he or die
Amid wet rocks and heather,
His ghost will be gay
Adding feather to feather
For the pride of his eye. 

~ William Butler Yeats

Art Arthur Szygulski
Text & image source: Snowwolfs Woodland Nook

#WingedJewels . . . . Mason Bees




Fun Fact: It takes only seven Mason Bees to pollinate a fruit tree
while it takes seven hundred honey bees to pollinate that same tree! 🐝






Text & image source: Wayside Gardens