Category Archives: plants

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two contributors today. First, reader Martin Heller has several photos from the South Pacific. His notes (as with everyone’s) are indented: Here are three pictures from my last stay in Bali (Jan-Mar 2020). Preying mantis with prey, species unknown. The plant is a Giant Milkweed, Calotropis gigantea. Colorful things growing on a stone in […]

Correspondent Wildlife Photos

by Greg Mayer A correspondent who visited Hawaii in December, 2019, sends in the following from Haleiwa, on the north shore of Oahu. I believe these are from Waimea Valley, where there is a botanical garden. First up is a Hawaiian Gallinule, Gallinula galeata sandvicensis. This is an endemic subspecies of a widespread species. On […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

How do you feel about some of our non-animal relatives today? Reader Leo Glenn in Pennsylvania favors us with some plant photos as well as a variety of animal groups, including amphibians felids. His captions are indented: It’s been a while since I’ve contributed wildlife photos. With everyone on lockdown, I recently shared some “virtual […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have several contributors today, all of whose notes and IDs are indented. First up is Lenora good with a deer: The deer showed up on Bateman Island across from my home in Richland WA this morning. There were three that I think were two does and a yearling. Alas, they refused to pose for […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Do send in your wildlife photos, as the tank continues to empty. Today’s batch, from Robie Mason-Gamer, is unusual because it comprises fossils. Robie’s notes are indented: This message stretches the definition of “wildlife” somewhat, back to a swampy Carboniferous community that existed over 300 million years ago. I hope the text is not overly long. The Mazon […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Dom the Ancient (or so he calls himself, as he just turned 60), is locked down in Cromer, having fled London just before the quarantine there. He has in fact been eating roots and other foraged items, so another reader sent him a fancy hamper of food. Dom has also photographed insects, and sent […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Jones from the UK sent us some lovely flower pictures. I hope I get the order right (the photos weren’t labeled)! His words and IDs are indented: Butterflies are still thin on the ground, so I thought I would send you a few of my close-up photographs of flowers. I find the macro […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from young Jamie Blilie, who is not so young any more—he’s 16 (but still our youngest contributor). The indented captions and IDs are Jamie’s, though I’ve added the Latin binomials and links. Red Breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber). I saw this one multiple times from our house, probably lives in the area. It always […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have an unusual contribution: tree bark. The photos, which are numbered, come from reader Rik Gern, who sent the indented commentary below. Trying to heed your call for more reader’s wildlife photos, but I hope these aren’t too far afield from what you’re looking for. I have others I can send once I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Richard Bond has some lovely photos of the Kourtaliotoko Gorge in western Crete. I’ve indented his words. A few years ago in Crete I had booked a trip to walk down the Gorge of Samaria. It was cancelled at short notice because of a forecast 50 Celsius in the gorge, so, on the spur […]