Category Archives: spiders

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. […]

A deceased reader’s wildlife photos

Today we have photos from Andreas Kay, a superb  nature photographer who lived in Ecuador and who came to my notice when he rediscovered the frog Atelopus coynei and wrote to inform me in 2012. Andreas died of brain cancer last October at only 56. Lou Jost, who knew Andreas and now has custody of his […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos (roughly ten to a dozen if you have that many, though fewer are also welcome). And please supply locations and Latin binomials.  Thanks! Today’s batch comes from regular Mark Sturtevant, whose comments are indented. Note that in his first sentence Mark says, “I do me”! Here are more […]

A stunning case of mimicry

I don’t remember encountering this case of mimicry, but it’s so amazing that, when I became aware of it from a tweet (yes, Twitter has its uses), I decided to give it a post of its own. First the tweet, sent to me by Matthew. He added, “This is the Iranian viper, as featured in […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your good wildlife photos, as the tank is running a bit low. Thanks! Fortunately, Mark Sturtevant keeps putting photos in the pipeline, and we have some nice Hawaiian arthropods to see. (There’s another batch coming soon). His notes, IDs, and links are indented. Our family had a trip to the Hawaiian island […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s Christmas Eve photos come from reader Mark Jones, who writes this: A few photos left over from the summer/autumn. The dragonfly IDs are my best guess! A Common Hawker (Aeshna juncea) in flight: Some Common Darters (Sympetrum striolatum), although the last one may be a Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum)? And a couple of close […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos! Today we have a mixture of wildlife and astronomy photos. The wildlife comes from Lynne Leblanc, and her notes are indented: I’ve attached photos of my backyard wildlife near Ottawa Ontario, Canada.  Nothing too special, however, beautiful non the less.  I’m unsure if the quality will meet […]

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 […]