Some insects’ jobs include pollinating flowering plants, providing a source of food for other animals, and helping in the decomposition of plants and animals. Some insects, for example, the cecropia moth, do other interesting things such as spinning fine, yet durable silk. The Canada darner or “dragonfly,” has a healthy appetite for mosquitoes—a characteristic for which we can all be grateful!
This lovely golden-eyed lacewing stamp is one of the five beneficial insects featured on a set of low value definitive stamps issued by Canada Post on 12 October 2007. The other four insects include: cecropia moth (25¢) Canada darner (10¢), northern bumblebee (5¢) and convergent lady beetle (1¢), better known to most of us as the ladybug.
The stamp is a perfect complement to many of life's joyful celebrations, including weddings, anniversaries and graduations.
Last but not least is a set of stamps issued by Canada Post to mark the "International Year of Astronomy". They were issued on 06 April 2009.
These two commemorative stamps show amazing images of the Horsehead and Eagle Nebulas alongside Canadian observatories. This cover took 9 days to travel an estimated distance of 14,718kms to reach me!
A cover is on the way to North Bay. Guess which stamps I used? No prize for guessing the right answer :)