Category Archives: plants

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 […]

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 […]