Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Leaf Insects Turn Into Butterflies

This week Mark S has written his Naturalist Weekly blog about the third micro-season, Leaf Insects Turn into Butterflies, of the mini-season, Awakening of Insects. He went on to explain what leaf insects are and then to describe the life cycle of butterflies.

Mark also shared poetry including haiku from some of the masters like Buson and Issa as well as a poem from Li Po, which was based on a dream. To read the whole blog, check out

In addition to that, he invited readers to write haiku that referenced spring insects, and this pedometer geek writer wrote the following:

spring breeze
she doodles
~Nancy Brady, 2021 (published in Stardust Haiku, April 2021)

a honeybee
in the crocus blossom
–shallow spring
~Nancy Brady, 2023

a bumblebee’s sacs
filled with apple blossom pollen
–spring breeze
~Nancy Brady, 2023

To read all the haiku written by other readers of Mark’s blog, be sure to check out the comments at the end of his blog.

#haiku #naturalistweekly #pedometergeek #stardusthaiku

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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8 Responses to Naturalist Weekly: Micro-Season–Leaf Insects Turn Into Butterflies

  1. JC home says:

    Oooh, your mind is on springtime. Can’t say I blame you either. But the bees, blossoms and such make me feel all warm inside. Reminds me that I have to teach my granddaughter not to be afraid of honeybees. They’re fun to watch as long as you don’t bother them.

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  2. JC,
    Despite the weather we are having (a bit of snow today, but nothing stuck on the ground), I am more than ready for spring. I am enjoying seeing the crocuses bloom in my yard and elsewhere.

    I love the honeybees and other pollinators, but I stay well away from them (except to get macro-photos of them in blossoms if I can). I let them do their job, and watch them from a distance.

    How is your spring coming along?


  3. Jules says:

    No bees here yet, just some stray gnats and itty bitty insects.
    I have to keep an eye out for the nasty Spotted Lanternflies. See any buggy that starts out looking like a black ladybug with white spots – whack it. They can destroy vineyards and other plants they like to eat.

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    • We actually have had some bees. They are eating from the bird feeders. As the the spotted lanternflies, I will destroy them much like the squash borer that feeds on the vines of pumpkins and squash. Come to think of it, they don’t look unlike the ones you mentioned.

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  4. Mark S says:

    Hi Nancy, Thanks for sharing the post! Have a good week!

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  5. Jules,
    I did look that one up, and it does look like other nasty, crop-destroying bugs. I guess they have to eat, too, but not either of our crops. 😉


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