Category Archives: plants

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Mark Sturtevant (Flickr page here) has some notes and photos about the inhabitants of his Magic Field. His notes are indented: I have written before about the Magic Field, which has been generous in its gifts of interesting arthropods. Among the most common of these are Orthopterans, like grasshoppers and katydids, and the solitary […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today reader Robert Seidel takes us on a tour of Kew Botanic Gardens. (I must confess that although I’ve been to London many times, I’ve never visited Kew). Robert’s notes are indented: I’d like to offer you another travelogue to one of Britain’s biological pilgrimage sites: The Royal Botanical Gardens in Kew, London. A UNESCO […]

Name the tree

I posted this picture of the trunk of a tree growing near where I’m staying. Readers demanded to see the leaves before a definitive ID, with one surmising that it might be an aspen. Here’s the trunk: And here are the leaves  catkins (no leaves yet). Anybody know? I await the correct answer.

Readers’ wildlife photos (and videos):

As I’ll be traveling till the end of the month starting tomorrow, there will be a hiatus on my saved wildlife photos until I return. But if you send me a batch when I’m on the road, I might put it up then. One never knows. At any rate, we have photos AND videos from […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Shall we begin the week with a photographic bouquet of flowers sent by Jim Trice from Australia? His notes and IDs are indented: I thought I’d send some plants for a change, old stuff from around 2011. The first three shots are from a “Naming Walk” in one of the Conservation Parks on Kangaroo Island, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Jim Trice from Oz sent me some photos from back in February; his notes and IDs are indented. One of the world’s cutest mammals is at the bottom. Some recent visitors to my yard to help top up the photo tank. Shot 1 is of a damselfly resting on one of our lavender bushes […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader George Pawlus, who once brought me diet sodas during the Great Soda Tax Episode in Cook Country, found Sandhill Cranes (Antigone canadensis) in Illinois: Attached are some pictures of a pair of Sandhill Cranes I took in my girlfriend’s backyard –in Bartlett, IL.  They are 4 to 4.5 feet tall.  Completely unafraid of people. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Michelle de Villiers sent some photos from Botswana. Readers can fill in the IDs, as Michelle said this: I recently had the good fortune to join in the trip of a lifetime to South Africa and Botswana. Herewith a sampling of pictures taken. None of the animals should need description for your readers, I’m […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have two photos today, as I’m conserving pictures now that they’re running a tad low (send yours in, people!). But these are good ones. First, reader Julian Cattaneo from Canada sent us a gorgeous bird: This chap was hanging around a semi-outdoor restaurant in Las Peñitas, Nicaragua — I assume seeking to scarf a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Okay, I have about nine batches of photos in reserve, and that makes me nervous, so please send in your good wildlife pictures. First up is reader Steven Lawrence, who sent three bird photos: “Fishing off the dock” (what species of kingfisher is this?): “Guarding the nest”: great blue heron  (Ardea herodias) (I think): Snowy egret (Egretta […]