A Bug’s Life

I normally don’t get squeamish about bugs, as long as they are not on my body.

In fact, I think these praying mantis are really cool. They are huge and majestic. But they are also aggressive. They’ll attack you if they feel threatened. You don’t see too many bugs that you can see their heads turn and follow you when you move in front of them.

This one sitting on top of my BBQ was doing just that……following me, eyeing my camera, looking to see when he can jump on me.

He didn’t scare me but when he turned his head towards where I was going, he scared me, a little. Click the photo and see his green eyes staring at you.

Then, I saw this brown cockroach kinda looking bug on my driveway and I knew I didn’t like him. I had no idea what it was until I posted it on facebook and someone said it was a “Stink Bug”.

A stink bug? Are there any bugs that don’t stink?

It turns out, this one literally stinks! I was lucky. I didn’t smell any stink but this one didn’t run away either. It came towards me!

They must know I don’t get squeamish around them.

But I have to tell you I have my limits. I won’t eat bugs for food. Seriously.

Why do I say that?

Look at this infographic.

Eating Insects - The Most Eco-Friendly Meat

Source: Food Service Warehouse

Would YOU eat bugs for food and nourishment? That is, if you had a choice? I crunched a little cricket in my roast beef when I was in college once. I never forget that iron taste in my mouth. *shudder*. Not. Pleasant.

This is an important issue as tomorrow is Blog Action Day and it’s all about FOOD. I’ll be participating and will be blogging about FOOD tomorrow too but with world’s population reaching 5 billion by the end of the month, sustainable food is a big problem, and so is poverty and famine.

Anyway, I hope you’ll join me tomorrow. Right here and talk about FOOD.

This week’s round up:

Crafting a Green World
Paper Luminary
Drunken Farmer

And Eco Etsy
Recycling Facts