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Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a decent number of contributions now, but please remember to send in your good photos. Today’s batch of pictures comes from Rik Gern of Austin, Texas, whose words are indented: I’d hate to see your Reader’s Wildlife Photos feature disappear, so here are some that might be of interest. Some of these are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your pictures, I implore you! We’re already out of “photos of readers”, and I’d hate to ditch two features. Today we have wildlife photos from two readers. First up is Roger Sorensen. (All readers’ captions are indented): Two photos taken at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, east-central MN, of the Common eastern bumblebee […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s batch of lovely photos comes from our old friend Tony Eales in Brisbane. His notes and IDs are indented. I went for a weekend up to the Bunya Mountains, a high elevation subtropical rainforest area near my home town of Brisbane QLD. The Bunya Mountains is named after the gigantic Bunya Pine (Araucaria bidwillii). […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some odds and ends, individual pictures (or a small set) sent by readers. First up is from Joe McClain (all readers’ captions are indented): I submit for your consideration for the Readers’ Wildlife Photos category this photograph. It depicts interspecies interaction between a young Sylvilagus floridanus [Eastern cottontail] and a stunning specimen of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have the photos of reader Dave, who has his own website here. His captions are indented. Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos): Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius): Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor): Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly (Cupido comyntas): Common Eastern Bumblebee (Bombus impatiens):  Long-Legged Fly (Dolichopodidae): Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum): Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura):  

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from two sources. First, a fly from Diana MacPherson. Hi Jerry, below are some images I took of a deer fly (Chrysops excitans) that rested for quite a long time on my glass table outside this evening. I took various angles but I think the side angle is the best even though […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Here’s a selection of  lovely insect photos from reader Mark Jones. Stay tuned for his next contribution, “The storks return to England”!  Mark’s notes and IDs are indented: A few more macros, this time a variety of shield type bugs. They are pretty strange looking beasts but as usual the complexity revealed at the macro […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have a few in the queue, but I’d like more, so send in your good wildlife photos (please make sure they’re in focus, of a reasonable size, like 1mB, and have the species identified along with the Latin binomial). Thanks. We have several contributors today, the first being Dieter Letsch. As always, contributors’ words are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a potpourri of photos from readers who sent in just one or two. All readers’ comments are indented, and the first is from Barbara Wilson: For years, native Western Gray Squirrels (Sciurus griseus) was the only squirrel in my neighborhood in Corvallis, Oregon.  Two or three years ago, they were replaced by […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We have contributions from two photographers today. First up is Art Williams from Cincinnati, Ohio, whose captions are indented: Been quarantined and laid up after a recent procedure to improve the truculence of my heart’s slow beating and have ended up spending a lot of time on the front porch watching the world go by […]