Category Archives: photography

Reader’s wildlife photos

Reader Stephen Barnard sent a bunch of photos of birds, mammals, and fish, and added this: Recent inhabitants of my farm. I’ve posted and identified all the species in the past (with the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus), so the IDs are left as an exercise for the reader. I see he […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Queensland has sent “a passel of arachnids”: his notes are indented: The first are relatively common web spinning spiders. Cyrtophera moliccensis is the Tent Spider, so called because of the dome-like structure it forms in its large tangled web. They are very common in gardens and bushland around here. The Tetragnathid spiders are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Karen Bartelt sent some “some lepidoptera from Illinois.” Her notes are indented: Giant swallowtails (Papilio cresphontes) courting in my backyard yesterday.  They flapped around the house for at least two hours. It was very difficult to get both of them in focus!  Finally, she landed on some ironweed (Vernonia sp). More sex.  Orange sulphur butterflies […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a passel of photos, scanned from slides, from reader Tom Gula; his notes are indented: I’ve attached some more wildlife shots of scanned slides. Most are again from Brazil, but I included some U.S. animals this time, mostly from my home state of New Jersey. Once again perhaps some of your knowledgeable readers […]

Dobrzyn: Tuesday and Wednesday

The weather in Dobrzyn continues to be chilly, drizzly, and overcast, so the order of the day is eating, working, and cuddling with Hili. Malgorzata, however, abided by her promise to keep the cherry pies replenished, and so we had a new one, this time baked with a delicious almond crust: Dinner last night was […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a variety of photos today, with readers’ notes indented. The first is from Michael Glenister: I took my kids to Ottawa last month, and when we visited the Mackenzie King estate we spotted some Ebony Jewelwing damselflies (Calopteryx maculata) by a creek.  Until we got close enough, we weren’t sure whether they were an […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones sends some lovely shots of our lepidopteran friends; his notes and identifications are indented: I don’t know if I just don’t get out enough, but certain butterflies of my childhood don’t seem so common any more. I haven’t seen a single Red Admiral locally this year at all, and they used to […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Chardine just returned from a cruise to west Greenland and Labrador, where he’s on the expedition staff and gives lectures, and will soon head off to Antarctica. He’s clearly living my dream! I’m jealous but nevertheless present his nice photos of  shorebirds. His notes are indented: I’ve just had a chance to get out […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Amy Tovar sent us some “giraffe emojis” taken at the Columbus Zoo in Columbus, Ohio. Your job is to name the emotions.

Readers’ wildlife photos

Joe Dickinson continues with some new photos of the swallows of Capitola, California (see his earlier post of May 20), along with some bonus birds and mammals. His notes are indented, and the email was sent nearly two months ago. Here is an update on the Cliff Swallows of Capitola (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota).  Interestingly, at least […]