Category Archives: plants

Hawaii: Day 2

Yesterday included a visit to the Koko Crater Botanical Garden, a plethora of lovely plants residing in a volcanic crater. Wikipedia describes it like this: The Koko Crater Botanical Garden (60 acres) is a botanical garden located within the Koko Crater (Koko Head) on the eastern end of Oahu, Hawaii. It was given the dual title of the Charles M. Wills Cactus […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos, including a plant and many arthropods, come from regular contributor Tony Eales, who lives in Queensland. His notes are indented: I’m sending a grab bag of some interesting things I’ve photographed lately. When I was in Western Australia recently I found this beautiful sundew known as the Red-ink Sundew, Drosera erythrorhiza. I’m a big […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send in your good wildlife photos, as I can always use more. Today’s batch is from regular contributor Joe Dickinson, whose notes and IDs are indented: Here are some photos from a recent trip over to Pinnacles National Park in central California.  Unfortunately, this time we did not see the condors for which […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Kiwi reader Keith sent a batch of photos which he’ll leave to you to identify. His notes are below: Here is a collection all taken with my cellphone, I’m going to leave them “silent”. I have no idea what some species are, while others speak for themselves. They’re all taken around or from my home […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos, or rather, get them together to send to me in a week or so when I return from Boston. Today we have some lovely plants from Australian researcher, naturalist, and photographer Tony Eales. His notes are indented: So I got to go back to Western Australia—only my second […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s bird photos come from young Jamie Blilie, sent in by his dad James. James’s notes are indented, and he contributed some of his own plant photos below. Here are some new bird photos from my son, Jamie.  He is now using both his old Canon Powershot SX530 HS super-zoom camera and also now an […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have photos from two readers today. The first is a batch from Sean Crawford, whose notes are indented: I’ve attached some photos of the reed beds in the Norfolk Broads in England, taken from a boat. Aside from the reeds themselves, there are some swans. It’s an amazing habitat that can only be appreciated […]

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 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 John Harshman sent some photos of bird banding; his notes are indented. On the fourth Tuesday of every month, Edgar del Valle nets and bands birds at the Oaxaca Ethnobotanical Garden. It happens we were there on one of those Tuesdays and took some pictures. This is a dusky hummingbird Cynanthus sordidus being removed from the […]