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Hiking and taking long walks is the best way for me to discover nature. I am always fascinated when I see anything new. It is important to observe closely. Something will often surprise you.

I accidently brought a cute bug into the house as it hitched a ride on my shoulder. This allusive bug was small, slightly larger than a ladybug. While observing the bug, it moved slowly and did not fly. The bug was beautifully camouflaged, making it easy to miss in my garden. Online I read he was a stink bug probably from an apricot tree.

I encounter colorful birds, fast moving lizards and magical butterflies during my walks.

Butterfly Video: