Category Archives: spiders

Readers’ wildlife photos

The photo tank is running low, so please send in your good wildlife photographs. Today’s contributor is a regular, Mark Sturtevant, with some lovely arthropod photos. His notes are indented. This is the last installment of pictures taken last Spring when I was visiting the Phoenix, Arizona area for several days before attending a fancy […]

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

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

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 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

Today’s submission is from reader Mark Jones, whose captions and IDs are indented. (I’m not sure why the text is embedded in white boxes.) A few macros of insects I’ve spotted in the garden and on lockdown walks, all near my home in West Sussex. First, a sloe bug (Dolycoris baccarum) swimming in a dandelion […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have one of my favorite creatures—jumping spiders (“salticids”)—photographed by Tony Eales from Brisbane. His notes are indented below: Jumping spiders. I’m a big fan of ant-mimicking jumping spiders. Some of them have extreme modifications to the basic spider body plan as well as behaviours like holding their forelegs up to imitate antenna. However […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Please send me your good wildlife photos because the tank is below the level I’d like. Now that we’re all chilling at home, you should have time to get together ten or so photos. Thanks! Today’s contribution is from Mark Sturtevant, insect photographer par excellence. His words and IDs are indented: Today we have some […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send in your wildlife photos (if you did already, I almost certainly have them in the queue). Today’s batch comes from Tony Eales in Australia, who sent a diverse batch of insects, spiders, plants, fungi, and reptiles. Tony’s notes and IDs are indented. This was sent February 17. We’ve had buckets of […]

Readers’ wildlife photos (and one of mine)

Today we’re continuing on with David Hughes’s photos from India, the first aliquot which I posted yesterday. Here’s the introduction, and David’s captions are indented: In December 2018 I went on a wildlife-viewing tour to three tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh, central India, a trip I can thoroughly recommend if it ever takes your fancy. […]