Glow-worms make sticky silk threads which hang like fishing lines. Small flying insects are attracted to the light of a glow-worm, and get caught in the threads. The glow-worm pulls in the thread with its mouth and eats the insect. In the bush the lines are 1–2 centimetres long. In caves, where there is no wind to tangle the threads, the lines may be up to half a metre long. A large glow-worm larva may have as many as 70 lines. Spotted by Julie Edwards (www.projectnoah.org)
Yi peng sky lantern festival San Sai Thailand. Each year, the Lanna people of northern Thailand celebrate Yi Peng, a festival in which thousands of rice-paper lanterns, called khom loi, float like balloons in the night sky. Usually made from rice paper, as each khom loi is lit, the hot air causes the lantern to rise up into the air. It is said that khom loi are symbolic of worries and troubles flying away. This is something which, seeing, would make my life complete.