Category Archives: spiders

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have photos from a regular: Tony Eales of Brisbane. Tony’s notes and IDs are indented, and check out the spider and its egg sac in the fourth photo. Spring has sprung but life is only slowly struggling out from under winter where I am, as it has remained very dry for a few […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have a potpourri from several readers. Their captions are indented. First, a photo from Kristin Wells (click to enlarge): The picture attached was taken this month at  Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Reader Cate found a debilitated baby squirrel (probably dehydrated) and wrote me asking what to do with it […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Thanks to the many people who sent me photos for this feature; I hope we can keep it going. (I had to abandon the “photos of readers” features as we ran out of submissions.) We have a new contributor today: Bruce Budris from New York State. His captions and IDs are indented With all of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Get those wildlife photos, in, folks! (And remember, landscapes and general high-quality photos count as “wildlife”.) Today’s photos come from Kevin Elsken, who lives in Arkansas. I’ve indented his captions and IDs. So many of your reader submitted wildlife photos are so remarkable and so well done, I use them as aspirational motivation for the […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I importune you again to send your good wildlife photos, as I depend on the skill and goodwill of readers to keep this feature going. Today’s lovely photos come from Tony Eales of Queensland, and he’s given his series a title (in bold at the top). Here’s looking at you. Here’s a series of photos […]

Does a split jumping spider, half male and half female, behave as a male, a female, or both?

Occasionally in some species—mostly insects—we see the phenomenon of gynandromorphs: individuals that, through a genetic or developmental accident, have parts of the body that are male, and other parts that are female. They are patchworks of sex. These are most easily spotted in insects, but may have been missed in other species (alternatively, gynandromorph insects […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send your good wildlife (or people) photos in, folks; I am getting a bit nervous. Yes, that’s my default state, but I do need photos. We have three contributors today, the first being from Joshua Lincoln, who contributes a lovely fly: I was looking for dragonflies and butterflies by the Otter Creek near Middlebury, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send in your photos, as the tank is inexorably getting lower. Today’s photos come from reader Tony Eales in Queensland, who calls them “A real random assortment of photos.” His IDs and captions are indented. The first is a male Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) in full mating display mode. Tail up against its back, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s lovely photos of spiders come from regular Tony Eales of Queensland, and I’ve indented his comments and IDs. Please send in your good wildlife photos, as the tank is getting lower. . . Spring is in the air and I’m hoping to get out and find some interesting species of peacock jumping spiders this […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s lovely macro photos come from reader Mark Jones, who says he took them within a few miles of his home in West Sussex. Mark’s IDs are indented. A few macro photos I’ve made on lockdown walks. For the photographic nerds, the equipment used was mostly a vintage Tamron 90mm f2.8 lens on a Fuji […]