Category Archives: Readers’ wildlife

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 continue today with Susan Hoffman’s series of photos from South Africa (first installment here). Susan’s notes and IDs are indented. I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m finally pulling out some photos that I promised to you quite a while ago, from a trip we made in 2017 to the area near Port […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales from Brisbane is back with another dollop of lovely photos. Tony’s words are indented (be sure to check out the second and last photos!): I’m kind of fascinated by Neuropteran larvae. They are so alien and so very unlike the adults. They are also diverse in lifestyle and form—except for those giant jaws, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a second installment (first one here) of reader Doug Hayes’s photos of the birds that frequent his backyard feeder. The title is “The breakfast crew.” Doug’s IDs and captions are indented: More scenes from the bird feeders in our backyard here in Richmond, Virginia. A male House finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) feeds a […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Do send in your photos! Thanks to kind readers, the tank has risen a bit, but I could always use more (don’t forget the Latin binomial as well). Today’s photos come from Susan Hoffman, an evolutionary geneticist at Miami University. Susan’s notes and IDs are indented. I saw your appeal for more pics, so I’m […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Bring out your photos! I have a fair few, but always worry that they’ll run out. Today’s contributor is Mark Sturtevant, whose notes and IDs are indented: This batch finishes the queue of pictures of arthropods from two years ago. It is not unusual in this hobby to discover much later that I had taken […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

While evolutionist John Avise sends us a “Duck O’ the Week” every Sunday, I also get regular non-duck contributions from him (birds, of course, as he’s a keen birder). Rather than hold onto them until the duck series is done, I’ll post his latest batch. John’s notes are indented. I’ll let you identify the species, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s photos come from reader Doug Hayes, and all the notes (indented) are his. My own title is “At the feeder,” and it shows the diversity of wildlife you can see (including mammals) by putting out bird feeders. Since we put up the bird feeders, more birds and a couple of mammals have been frequenting […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Tony Eales, a Research Officer from Queensland,  writes in with some lovely arthropod photos. His notes are indented. So it’s winter in the southern hemisphere, and insects and other arthropods are more difficult to find. However when that happens I turn to the leaf litter. I collect a bag of litter from a likely looking […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos of a lovely bird by reader Paul Peed, whose words are indented: These images are from late in the breeding season at the Roseate Spoonbill, Heron and Egret rookery.  Located in T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area in Brevard and Indian River County, Florida. More images are available at Instagram and Ebird. Feeding time […]