Tag Archives: Biology

Aggressive Great Blue Heron

Late yesterday afternoon in the fading light at San Elijo Lagoon I stopped by for a quick visit. I was rewarded by some wonderful Great Blue Heron behavior.  I was watching a gull eating a fish on the mudflat when … Continue reading

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Tierra Del Fuego National Park – Birds

I spent a tantalizing three hours inside the Park the morning of December 29th before setting off to Antarctica from Ushuaia.  Saturated with Southern Beech woods, mountains and lakes, this national park is a treasure trove of scenery and wildlife. … Continue reading

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Leopard Seals In Antarctica

I was totally unprepared for Leopard Seals – so unlike any other seal I had ever seen.  Fierce predators of the Antarctic they can be seen lying on ice floes resting between hunts. They have long necks with large mouths … Continue reading

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The Orb-Weaver Spider

I saw the wasp struggle in the web high over my head and watched the huge spider speed towards it. In an instant she was spinning  – almost spitting silk – until the wasp was wrapped in a white cocoon … Continue reading

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Early November in San Elijo Lagoon

I arrived at noon just as the mist rolled in from the ocean Soon the sun broke through again lighting up the Dodder plants growing over vegetation. I noticed a shorebird below me on the edge of the water.  I got … Continue reading

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Insects in Taiwan

Taiwan is famous for its beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.  Most of them moved too fast for my camera to catch but here are a few examples of the wonderful insects I saw recently.  The forests and wetlands were full of … Continue reading

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Green Katydid on the Road

I found a slightly stunned Katydid on the street. It looked fine but was missing half an Antenna and not moving. I carefully picked it up and put it on a table in the garden.  I took photographs as it … Continue reading

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