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Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s contribution is from regular Joe Dickinson, who lives in Santa Cruz, California (a lovely town!). His notes and IDs are indented: Here is a set of photos from my recent morning walks with my dog, always maintaining social distance when encountering other walkers (well, I do even if my dog doesn’t).  Most are by Aptos […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from Chile by Joe Dickinson, who was kind enough to include food photos for my benefit. Joe’s notes are indented: Here are some photos from a recent trip to Chile that we stuck with in careless disregard of CDC admonitions (i.e., that people of our age should in no circumstances get […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a tripartite piece today, with everyone’s notes and IDs indented: First, from biologist/naturalist/photographer Piotr Naskrecki‘s Facebook page, a wonderful grasshopper from Mozambique. It was such a good example of crypsis that I asked him if I could post it here, and he kindly gave me permission. His caption: Although one of the largest […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales in Queensland sent a bunch of photos (and please don’t forget to send yours!). Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. More stuff from our local subtropical rainforests close to Brisbane, Queensland where I live. I see a lot of these tiny leafhoppers in, I think, the sub-family Cedusinae, on the underside of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos (if you did already, I almost certainly have them in the queue). Today’s batch comes from Tony Eales in Australia, who sent a diverse batch of insects, spiders, plants, fungi, and reptiles. Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. This was sent February 17. We’ve had buckets of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today is the first part of a two-part contribution by regular Joe Dickinson. Joe’s notes and IDs are indented. Here is the first of two sets of photos from a trip down the coast to Cambria and Morro Bay.  That means, of course, elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris), sea otters (Enhydra lutris) and California ground squirrels (Otospermophilus […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bruce Lyon from UCSC has returned with the latest photos and details from his research trip to Argentina. His notes are indented: Here is another batch of photos from my expedition to Argentina last December to begin a study of the horned coot (Fulica cornuta) in the high Andes (first post here). We started at a lower […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and one of mine)

Today we’re continuing on with David Hughes’s photos from India, the first aliquot which I posted yesterday. Here’s the introduction, and David’s captions are indented: In December 2018 I went on a wildlife-viewing tour to three tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, central India, a trip I can thoroughly recommend if it ever takes your fancy. […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some plant photos from Rik Gern, whose notes are indented: Let’s take a trip to Spooky Town this time. I usually like to photograph the prettiest plants that catch my eye, but the more I observe plants and their various patterns and structures, the more beautiful they all look to me. Last […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

If you’ve got some good wildlife photos lying around, think about sending them to me! Today we have some photos by reader William Savage, taken when he used to live in Arizona. His notes and IDs are indented. These photos were taken in the yard of the house where we lived in Tucson, AZ, during […]