Category Archives: plants

Readers’ wildlife photographs

The tank is running low again, so if you have good photos (and by “good,” I mean photos of the quality comparable to those that regularly appear here), by all means send them to me. Today we have two photos by a new contributor, reader Helen Iwanik, who photographed these mangrove tree crabs (Aratus pisonii) in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We’ll begin (as we often do) with the photos of Stephen Barnard in Idaho, who is following the adventures of his “pet” bald eagles, Desi and Lucy (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), as they prepare to nest and breed. Here are two photos of the pair, with the first an enlargement of the second. There are also camera notes: […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Let’s start with an update on Lucy and Desi (and you should all know where those names come from), Stephen Barnard’s pair-bonded eagles who will soon produce a family. Stephen took two pictures and also supplied a caption that can apply to both: “I’m outta here. See ya later.” “Bring back a fish!” Bald Eagles […]

A botanical valentine

I thought this photo was appropriate for Valentine’s day because it has flowers, it’s about reproduction, and it’s red. It comes from reader Don, who notes, “Our dawdling amaryllis has finally bloomed.”

Readers’ wildlife photographs

I’m broadening the wildlife category to include landscapes, travel and people photos, and so on. I wouldn’t want to leave out good readers’ pictures that don’t include animals or plants. Today we have a diverse array from reader Ken Phelps; his notes are indented: Since you seem to be suffering the aggravations associated with wintery weather, […]

Readers’ wildlife (and astronomy) photographs

Well, astronomy isn’t wildlife unless there are creatures out there, but I’ll include this photo because a. it’s very good and b. I don’t know where else to put it. It comes from reader Tim Anderson, an astronomy buff, who took it Thursday night from Tumut, New South Wales, Oz: This is a photograph of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Well, the readers are heeding my call and sending in photos, but if you have some good ones, do send them, too. I’m not happy without a substantial bank of photos in the folder. Today we’ve heard from reader Stephen Barnard from Idaho, who’s on a fishing trip to New Zealand and sent a few […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Posts will likely be thin on the ground today, as just this minute I’ve received the final galleys of The Albatross and must work on them pronto.  Like Maru, I’ll do my best. Here are some photos by reader Ken Phelps, which include not just organisms but water in all its forms (except steam).  Identifications […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Rodger in Thailand sent a picture from his garden, showing the chrysalis (cocoon) of either a moth or butterfly on one of his plants. Can you spot it? Pretty cryptic, no? It’s clearly evolved (in both morphology and position) to resemble a leaf in this most vulnerable of life stages. If anyone can identify it, please […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tom Hennessy sent some nice macro photos of plants and butterflies. No IDs were provided, so if you can identify either the plants or the lepidopterans, please do so below. . . . Since my oldest daughter lives in Chicago, I get the chance to visit occasionally. (I live near Richmond, VA)  I try to […]

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