I noticed some tiny bees hovering around and landing on these water lilies in the garden of my hotel in Thailand. They might be pollinators or just harvesting pollen as … Continue Reading Tiny bees visiting water lillies
Source: Little beggars! Turnstones waiting in a car park in Scarborough for some scraps!
Originally posted on Ray Cannon's nature notes:
Perez’s frog floating on a pond surface ? Perez’s frog (Pelpphylax perezi) mating Whilst I was waiting for a flight back to…
Source: Wandering after Wallace: Gede-Pangrango National Park
Source: Wandering after Wallace: Cibodas Botanical Gardens It would be interesting to know what Wallace would have thought of the gardens today. He would probably have been impressed by the … Continue Reading Wandering after Wallace: Cibodas Botanical Gardens
Source: Wandering after Wallace: Bogor Botanical Gardens Alfred Russel Wallace – co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection – spent three and a half months in Java and visited these gardens … Continue Reading Wandering after Wallace: Bogor Botanical Gardens
Source: Javan faces
I came across this huge worm on a path through the forest at the back of Cibodas Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Mount Gede, a volcano in Java, Indonesia. … Continue Reading Giant Javan earthworm?
Scarborough harbour reflections. Musings on the ‘art’ of producing pictures based on reflections on water!
Selecting from Nature’s patterns. Walking along a tide line, we might select in our camera lens certain features, patterns or accumulations as our fancy dictates. What drives this selection is a … Continue Reading Selecting from Nature’s patterns
Pick up a polariser!.
Seaside flowers: the good, the bad and the invasive!.
Arctotheca calendula is an attractive flowering aster known as cape weed, cape dandelion or cape marigold. It originates from South Africa where it widespread in coastal areas or on disturbed soil. It … Continue Reading Seaside flowers: the good, the bad and the invasive!
The French Tamarisk (Tamarix gallica) is a deciduous shrub, or small tree, which originates from Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula and is now very common around the Mediterranean region and … Continue Reading Tamarisk: the manna tree
The Great Ouse flows north-east for about 140 miles through the counties of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, eventually flowing into the Wash near King’s Lynn. It flows in a meandering … Continue Reading Riverside bugs in Beds
Our native oak trees (Quercus robur, Q. petraea) support the largest number of insect species of any tree species in Britain (1). Oak leaves emerge pristine and tender, but (like most of … Continue Reading Oak leaves in Spring