Category Archives: spiders

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s contribution, photos from Peru, are from a regular, Joe Dickinson. His captions are indented. Here is the first of two sets of wildlife photos from a recent trip to Peru that I’ve been saving until you returned from you antarctic adventure. Not very exotic, but I think this flight of pigeons in front of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Brisbane sent some nice arthropod photos—nature red in fang and claw. His captions are indented, and he appends a report on the terrible fires in Australia. . Fairly recently I caught this little drama in the grass down at my local national park. I was lying on my photography mat hoping […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some lovely arthropod photos by Tony Eales from Brisbane, whose notes are indented: Things have been really dry where I am and so spring has not sprung as much as I’d hoped for by now. So I went up to the nearby subtropical rainforest area called Mt Mee to see what was […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales from Brisbane sent us some lovely photos of arthopods, including some great examples of mimicry and camouflage (“crypsis”). Tony’s captions are indented. Some mimicry and a few other random arthropods. Three shots of a wraparound spider, Dolophones sp. These are small, only about 8mm across and fairly common, but rarely seen for obvious reasons. […]

True Facts about the ogre-faced spider

I’m up to my ears in arrangements for Antarctica, so enjoy this ZeFrank1 “True Facts” video about the ogre-faced spider, a video brought to my attention by Rick Longworth. By the way, I finally looked up who Ze Frank is, and he has a Wikipedia entry. He’s a 47-year old guy whose real name is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today Mark Sturtevant gives us a batch of lovely insect and arthropod photos from Hawaii. Mark’s notes are indented: Over a year ago, my family and I visited Maui for a ten-day vacation. I of course brought my camera and I used every opportunity to photograph arthropods. We spent several days in Kihei, which is […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Although I have a few more batches of wildlife photos to post, I’m running low, and may have to put up photos more sporadically. If you have good photos to send, by all means submit them. Today we have some diverse photos by regular Mark Sturtevant, whose flickr photo site is here. Mark’s notes are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Be sure to send in your good wildlife photos; the tank is running a bit low. Today’s photos come from Tony Eales in Australia, whose notes are indented: I went to my favourite little national park near my house on the first official day of spring in Australia looking for ground orchids to photograph. Seems […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the readers who have sent me photos in response to my plea. I still need other ones, though, so send in your good photos—and thanks! Today’s photos come from Mark Sturtevant, who says, “The pictures tell a story that is only a tiny bit sad.” His narrative is indented:  I have always been […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and a video)

We have a potpourri of videos and photos today, for sometimes readers send only a few photos. And we have a duck video! From reader Barry Lyons, a Procyon lotor and offspring: This is from my sister Annette, who lives in Salem, Massachusetts. This is from her back yard. Weird halo effect on that baby […]