Category Archives: photography

Belgium: Louvain-la-Neuve

I still have two more batches of photos from Belgium. This is the first, some pictures from my academic stint in Louvain-la-Neuve, a small town of about 30,000 people. It’s also new, as it was started in 1969 after language wars between speakers of Flemish and of French at the Catholic University of Leuven caused […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Take a break from looking for colored eggs and look at some wildlife photos. Today’s lovely batch of insects comes from reader Tony Eales in Australia, where Easter is already over.  The photos are from Borneo, and Tony’s notes are indented: The last of the Borneo shots. One Ephemeropteran i.e. a mayfly, there were thousands […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Charles Sawicki sent two orchid photos and commentary (indented): Here are some pictures of my favorite north American orchid, the showy Lady Slipper (Cypripedium reginae). These were taken in Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge in central Minnesota. They grow only in soggy, grassy or forested areas and are threatened or endangered throughout their range, which […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader and origami artist Robert Lang (see my post about him here) contributed some lovely photos of birds he saw in the neotropics. His notes are indented: It has been a while since I sent some Reader’s Wildlife Photos™, but I recently was invited to Panama to talk about my favorite subject (which you’ve seen) […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Joe Dickinson is back with some photos from California; his notes are indented. Here are some photos from a recent trip up to Tomales Bay and Point Reyes, north of San Francisco.  I’ve fleshed them out with some shots from earlier trips to the same area.  A second set will follow shortly. There were big […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has been sending me photos from Idaho every few days, and let’s see them all together. His captions are indented. The first set of photos came with a “trigger warning: mink/mallards”. I was relieved that the mallards didn’t get eaten. This American Mink (Neovison vison) was working its way down the creek, sometimes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Barbara Wilson sent us a fine passel of bird photos as well as a few plant pix. Her captions are indented: Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) all decked out in fresh breeding plumage, ready to wow the females. (Corvallis, Oregon, 11 April 2019)” Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile rufescens) feeding on a catkin of Hooker’s Willow (Salix […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Paul Peed sent some raptor photos from Florida; his notes are indented:       Continuing with Raptors of T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area. Crested Caracara  The Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway), a member or the Falcon family, is T.M. Goodwin’s “feel good” character.  One cannot but smile broadly when viewing this incredible bird.  It […]

Stephen Barnard has mallards, too

I guess Spring has come to Idaho, for Stephen Barnard, on his big plot of land on Silver Creek, reports an influx of mallards. He sent some lovely photos, and his notes are indented: Some photos of your favorite duck species: Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos) A small flock flew into the creek in pretty good light […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

Please send in your good wildlife photos if you have some. Reader Tony Eales from Australia continues his series of arthropods from his trip to Borneo. His notes are indented. There aren’t too many insect orders left from my Borneo trip. Here we have Blattodea, Diptera and Hemiptera. A lot of people think termites are […]