Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

I suspect there will be a lot of biology posts today, so we’ll have a shorter version of RWPs, but not a lesser one, for these are bird photos by the estimable Colin Franks (photography site here, Facebook page here, Instagram page here). Northern Pygmy Owl  (Glaucidium gnoma): Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus): Northern Harrier (Circus […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Mariliee Lovit sent a crab spider and some notes: Female crab spider (Misumena vatia). The spider can change color from white to yellow, and is often seen on goldenrod matching its bright yellow late in summer. Here it is on Rosa nitida. Rather than spin a web, this spider waits in ambush on flowers or other […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Well, we don’t often get a full biology lesson along with our photographs, but we are lucky to have reader Lou Jost, who’s not only a crack photographer and artist, but a naturalist and biologist living and working in Ecuador. I’ve posted about treehoppers before, but Lou has encountered them in the flesh (rather, in the […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs:

First up we have a rare astronomy photograph from reader Don McCrady: I submit for your consideration the following astrophoto.  It is called M13 (M for Messier), and is one of the finest globular clusters visible in the northern hemisphere, located in the constellation Hercules.  There are some 300,000 stars packed into sphere some 160 […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m away from home and my photo collection, but Stephen Barnard sent some photos from Idaho yesterday, so we’re set for today: Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus): This is a more typical RWB (Red-winged Blackbird) photo. A male is staking out his territory, showing his colors, giving his raucous cry, and challenging all comers. Conflicts are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and video)

Stephen Barnard is busy with his new video-making, and has put up one on YouTube showing Desi and Lucy. It’s called, “Honey, I’m home!” (remember that the telvision Desi used to say that?). Sadly, Desi appears to be empty-taloned, so Lucy may have to send him out to the fish store again: And reader Joan […]

Reader’s wildlife photographs

I’m late today; I overslept while recovering from jet lag, and am preparing for a trip to Houston. On my way to work, there were police cars and helicopters everywhere, for President Obama is speaking today at the Law School (only law students and profs allowed) about his Supreme Court nomination.  But on to the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Just a short post today, as it’s been a hellish nightmare in Delhi (see previous post), and I can barely muster the will to write. But there’s some good news from one place, at least: Idaho, where we feared that Lucy and Desi, the bald eagles that breed yearly on Stephen Barnard’s property, had disappeared (perhaps […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have some insect photos from a new contributor, reader Kurt Andreas from Queens, New York, whose Instagram site is here. His descriptions are indented below. Hickory Tussock Moth (Lophocampa caryae) caterpillar; New Paltz, NY (October 4, 2013). David L. Wagner’s Caterpillars of Eastern North America lists Hickory, pecan, and walnuts as some of this caterpillar’s favorite […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Stephen Barnard has sent photos over the last week days, so I’m stringing them together in sequence for a single post. If you sent photos earlier, don’t worry; I have them all and will start posting them when I return after Sunday. We have some worries about the pair of bald eagles, Desi and Lucy (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), […]


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