Category Archives: landscapes

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Today we’re featuring the insect photos of Mark Sturtevant as well as a single photo from PCC(E). Mark’s captions are indented. Here are more pictures of arthropods from the summer of 2017. The first pictures are of a kind of bee, and it is not being nice. It is a kind of ‘cuckoo’ bee, a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some photos by two people today. The first is from reader Gilbert Klapper, who send birds and antelopes.  His notes are indented: Here are three photos of brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) taken in Key West in 2017. Here are two from Yellowstone Park taken in 2005: Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) and a Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana). Not […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard is back with some lovely photos from Idaho—including mallards! His notes are indented: First, a couple of photos of some elk (Cervus canadensis) I found in my backyard after I came home from a weekend trip. This group is part of a larger herd of at least 100. It appears to be dominated […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon has returned from Europe with some swell pictures, including many birds. His notes are indented: A selection of alpine and montane birds from my recent visit to France. I was in France to work on papers with my former graduate student Alexis Chaine, now a researcher at a research station at Moulis in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s time to resume our wildlife photos again; but please send some in. I have a reasonable backlog but it won’t last forever. Today we have a number of “small-scale” nature shots by reader Ken Phelps in British Columbia. The captions are his, and are indented: Dead Arbutus leaves: Slough by Nanaimo River. Shot with […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tim Anderson, who lives in Cowra, southeastern Australia sent some lovely parrot photos (he adds that there’s a poem about his region by Banjo Patterson). Attached are pictures of Superb Parrots (Polytelis swainsonii), which are currently visiting my neighborhood. This species is somewhat endangered in this area, as land clearing has reduced the number of […]

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

Today we have a wonderful set of photos, including FOXES (Honorary Cats™), sent by ecologist/ornithologist/evolutionist Bruce Lyon, who’s been traveling in Canada and France. His comments are indented: On my way to France I stopped in at Prince Edward Island (PEI), a small maritime province in Eastern Canada where my parents and sisters live. PEI […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

From reader Mark Jones we have some landscapes and butterflies, as well as one bird that readers should identify (I don’t know it and neither does Mark). Painted Lady (underwing) (Vanessa cardui): Silver-washed Fritillary (Argynnis paphia): Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus): Comma (Polygonia c-album): Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus): Also, a bird. Sorry, ornithology not my strong point! Is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

In response to my call for photos, reader Joe Dickinson found some six-year-old shots from a trip to Africa. His notes are indented: Responding to recent requests for more wildlife submissions, I’ve gone to my archives and pulled up photos from my first Africa trip.  Dating from April, 2012, these are from Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia […]