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Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a panoply of Barnardia: the photos of Stephen Barnard from Idaho.  The notes are his: North American Otters (Lontra canadensis) in the upper pond this morning. They probably have some youngsters around but I didn’t see them. Barn Swallow chick (Hirundo rustica). They’ve tried to nest on this spot over my porch for years […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs (and video)

We have some diverse material today, but it’s nice. First up comes from reader Marilee, who sent these lovely flower with the caption, “Independence Day on a Maine island. Iris versicolor by the thousands.” And an accompanying video, with the description “This few-second video is on the same Maine island of the Iris I photo […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today have our first contribution from Official Website Artist™ Kelly Houle, who, after six years of waiting, was finally able to see a night-blooming cereus, a sporadically-blooming flower on a cactus native to northern Mexico and the American Southwest. There are noms in the report, too. Kelly’s words are indented: Here are some photos I took last night […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We continue with reader Benjamin Taylor’s photos that he took in Southern Africa in 2015 (there are lots more to come). The captions are his: The common, but beautiful, Cape glossy starling (Lamprotornis nitens): Male and female Southwest African lion (Panthera leo bleyenberghi): Panoramic view of the Damaraland landscape, Namibia: Large-leaved star chestnut (Sterculia quinqueloba): Star-trails in […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Leo Glenn, who said he was a bit intimidated by the quality of other photos on this site, decided that he would nevertheless proffer his own plants photos, which aren’t that common here: This will be my first photo submission.  Some years ago, I volunteered to be a land steward for a tract of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader James Blilie sent some landscapes, plant, and fungi photos; his notes are indented: White pine (Pinus stroba) left foreground and red pine (Pinus resinosa) right foreground and cottonwood trees (Populus deltoides), background, along the St. Croix River.  Minnesota in the foreground, Wisconsin in the background.  Some newly-emerged leaves (not sure of species): Skunk Cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus), an early emergent: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from reader Damon Williford: Attached are some recent wildlife photos from southern Texas. The first 2 photos are of a dragonfly, the Seaside Dragonlet (Erythrodiplax berenice). [JAC: I assume these are different sexes, as the male is described as dark and the female much more yellow: The next 5 photos are some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It’s been a while since we’ve had photos from Joe Dickinson, but we have some nice ones today, including everyone’s favorite seagoing mammal. His captions are indented. Oh—and keep those photos coming in! Here are a few photos from a whale watching cruise we did in Monterey Bay a few days ago.  Gray whales and […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tom Hennessy from Virginia sent some nice flower photos: I clipped off a bit of a Columbine [Aquilegia sp.] flower from my garden to bring indoors for a few macro photos.  Only after I had the photos up on my computer screen did I realize that I had a tiny stowaway on the stem of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have several contributors today, and some diverse photos.  First, reader (or erstwhile reader) Ben Goren, who’s been AWOL but sent a rodent labeled “South Mountain Sqrlz”. I don’t know the species. Thought you’d get a kick out of this. I think she’s nursing pups. From Stephen Barnard: This Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) chick was an […]

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