Tag Archives: Insects

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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Nature is Everywhere

Over the weekend I spent a few minutes searching my postage-stamp of a yard for the wildlife that is there but often overlooked.  I do not mean just the birds or the large butterflies that pass through, but also the … Continue reading

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A Guided Walk Around San Elijo

Last Saturday I went for a guided walk on the Rios Trail at San Elijo Lagoon. I wanted to learn more about some of the habitats surrounding the lagoon. The docent leading the walk was very knowledgeable and I learnt … Continue reading

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Mayfly

I was in Ireland this year at just the right time for the Mayfly.  Large quantities of these ancient insects crawl out of the limestone lakes and crawl up reeds to hatch into adults. The nymphs live for two years … Continue reading

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Irish Spring More Butterflies and Dragonflies

When I was in Ireland Spring was late and many of the usual species were not around. Within a week the Speckled Wood butterflies were defending territories and courting along the woodland edge in patches of sunlight. The Green Veined … Continue reading

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Irish Spring: Insects and Spiders everywhere

The ground is bursting with new growth and wildflowers are out even though Spring is so late.  Insects and spiders are everywhere. It is hard to take a photograph of a flower without including at least one insect! Bumblebees are … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Grounds of an old Venetian Castle, Pylos, Greece

On a hot, dusty day in early June I visited a beautiful, old castle that looked out onto the Meditereanian from Pylos on the Greek coast. Wildflowers were everywhere and I took many photographs as I walked through the ruins. And large numbers of t… Continue reading

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Walk by the lake

I saw a very young Dabchick (small Grebe) hiding in the reeds – soon the parent surfaced and off they went out of sight. Hairy Dragonflies hatch in May and were all over the place. The Lake was stormy and beautiful. Ribwort Plantain making strikin… Continue reading

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