Category Archives: plants

Readers’ wildlife photos

I now have a comfortable backlog of photos, but please keep sending in your good ones. This site depends on the goodwill of photographers, so let’s give them all a hand. Today’s submission, with lovely photos of flowers, comes from Rik Gern. I’ve indented his notes and IDs. I’ve seen your requests for more submissions […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

We have wild vegetation (well, domesticated wild vegetation) photos today, sent by Darrell Ernst. His notes are indented: We had a great surprise in one of our planter beds recently, and I thought you might find it interesting. About 10 years ago while out shopping with the kids—they were about 5 years old—we came across […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from reader Chris Taylor, and show a panoply of Australian wildlife. His notes and IDs are indented. Yourka is a Bush Heritage Australia reserve in the Einasleigh Uplands bioregion in Far North Queensland, not far from Cairns. Its 43,500 Ha covers the region from the Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Site […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please keep sending your wildlife photos in, as there’s always a need for them! We have two contributors today, and the first is Ivar Husa from Washington State. Ivar’s notes and IDs are indented: When birds and butterflies are hard to find with a camera, pollinators and tiny predators are usually present. All these were […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have artistic photos of plants courtesy of reader Bryan Lepore and desert photos courtesy of Lenora Good. I’ve indented their captions. I submit candidates for Reader’s Wildlife Photos… but these are cultivated plants, so, it’s worth a shot. Collard Greens (Brassica oleracea, cultivar group Acephala). The morning dew has collected on the leaves […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the several readers who responded to my plea for wildlife photos. I now have at least a week’s worth. One of the kind respondents was Stephen Barnard, who hasn’t been here for a while. He sent a batch of lovely photos, and I’ve indented his notes below. A few “wildlife” photos for you […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos of flowers come from reader James Blilie. I’ve indented his notes and IDs. Inspired by Joe Routon’s nice plant photos, here are some that I took in July. These are all taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, which has an amazing array of trees, shrubs, and flowers, spread through a beautiful landscape, including a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Send in your photos, as I’m running a bit low! Today we have a batch of lovely flower photos from Joe Routon. Joe’s captions and IDs are indented. Early every morning I go on my social-distancing, mask-wearing, camera-carrying walk in our neighborhood in beautiful New Jersey, called the Garden State for a reason. Doing my […]

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 […]