Category Archives: arthropods

Readers’ wildlife photos

I urge you to send me your wildlife photos if they’re good ones.  Please limit each dollop to ten photos if you can, and, as always, include the Latin binomial. Today’s contribution comes from reader Mark Sturtevant, whose notes are indented. (He also sends his first gif.) In a recent set of pictures, I had […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Time to gather together your wildlife photos and send them in! The photo tank is dropping, though I still have a reserve. Tony Eales from Australia sent some creepy-crawlies, because of course everything in Australia is venomous. But these animals are also lovely. His notes are indented: Went back up into the rainforest last weekend […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Queensland sent some really nice arthropodos photos and descriptions of the subjects (indented). Now that I’ve learned how to embiggen the photos (WordPress changed its schema), you can click on any of these to enlarge it. I recently spent a morning looking for photographic subjects in a place near to my […]

Crafty crabs cop cans for cribs

I have a sore throat (and probably am getting a cold), so I’m going home to rest. I’ll leave you with this video for today. Don’t worry: ducks will be fed, but the Daily Duck Doings will be postponed till tomorrow. As you probably know, as hermit crabs grow they have to leave their old […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have both domestic and foreign wildlife photos from reader Joe Dickinson, but let’s look at some pictures from his recent trip to Australia and New Zealand. His notes are indented. Here is a first installment from my recent trip to Australia and New Zealand.  One of the most remarkable wildlife sightings I’ve ever experienced […]

World’s oldest known spider dies at 43; scientists disconsolate

This headline tells you how many of us feel about our research subjects (see also here): The spider, a trapdoor spider (Gaius villosus), was not a coddled lab animal, but a real arachnid in the wild—in western Australia. Affectionately known as “Number 16”, she had been studied since 1974, presumably as a toddler, and was […]

Readers’ wildlife (and astronomy) photos

I’m in Las Cruces, New Mexico, staying with old friends, and I have had, beside convivial conversation, a fajita fix and a cat fix (there are two: one is a calico and the other a feisty tuxedo tom). Photos later. I see from a very brief scan of the news that talks with North Korea […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson sent another installment of photos from his trip to the Galápagos. His notes and IDs are indented: This is the “welcoming committee” (Galapagos sea lions, Zalophus wollebaeki) next to the airport where we caught zodiacs to our tour ship. This is a land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus), North Seymour Island subspecies. A magnificent frigatebird […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jim Trice from Oz sent me some photos from back in February; his notes and IDs are indented. One of the world’s cutest mammals is at the bottom. Some recent visitors to my yard to help top up the photo tank. Shot 1 is of a damselfly resting on one of our lavender bushes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Some kind readers have sent in photos, but I really could use more, so if you have some good ones (no duds!), send them along. Thanks! Here’s a single photo, but a good one, sent just this morning by reader “grasshopper”. His/her/zir/their notes are indented: Here is a photo I took this morning of a […]