Category Archives: fungi

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

We have videos and photos today. The video is from reader Rick Longworth, who found a sodden hawk. His notes: This immature sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) was completely drenched after a night of soaking rain. Initially it looked pretty pathetic. After an hour of constant grooming, as the sun began to warm the upper branches […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today with photos of plants and fungi from New England. The first is Rachel Sperling, whose notes are indented. I was hiking Mount Washington in New Hampshire yesterday and snapped some photos of the alpine plants for my dad, who teaches botany in New York. Thought I’d share them with you […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s time for me to make my sporadic plea for wildlife photos, as the tank is getting too low for my taste. If you have good ones, please send them my way. From reader Barbara Wilson we have a bizarre fungus: There was a dead man’s foot in the garden on campus yesterday.  So I photographed […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Okay, the photo tank is a bit lower than I’d like, so all you temporizing readers with good photos, please send them along. Today we feature the photos of Tony Eales from Australia, who took these photos on holiday in Tasmania. His notes are indented: Just came back from a holiday in the Island state […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Queensland sent a spider and a beetle, both mimicking ants. His notes are indented. Came across another ant mimicking jumping spider. I seriously thought it was an ant until I got the camera on it. One of the gurus from the Australian Arachnid Photography page reckons it’s Myrmarachne erythrocephala. It’s clearly […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Kurt Andreas sent some lovely photos of insects, fungi and slime molds (for some reason we’ve gotten a lot of fungi lately after a long dry spell). His notes are indented.  I have a mixed bag for you today. I was inspired by Jim Stump’s wildlife contributions, as I have tons of fungi and slime […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

A few days ago I criticized an article on God’s silence (“No, we can’t really hear Him, but be assured He’s there!”) by BioLogos editor Jim Stump. Stump wrote me back, saying he feared I’d misunderstood what he wrote (I don’t think I did), but he also sent some cool wildlife photos. Let it be […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Karen Bartelt sends picture of Giant Tortoises from the Galápagos, despite the variation, they are all subspecies of one species, Chelonidis nigra. Karen describes them as Geochelone, which is the genus of the ancestral species from South America, but there may have been some taxonomic revision of the group. It’s not easy to see tortoises […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we’re featuring the insect photographs from reader Chris. His first email came without IDs, so I asked him for them, and he supplied the following: I haven’t made much headway with the ID’s, I’m not very well versed in spider or grasshopper taxonomy (I’m a history major; I try.)  The jumping spider is of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Michael Glenister sent some wildlife vacation snaps. His captions are indented: I just got back from a 2 week road trip from Vancouver to Drumheller with my kids.  So here are a few photos of for your perusal: From Manning Park: ground squirrels, the second being very laid back: A mule deer [Odocoileus hemionus]: Moving on to the Kelowna […]