Tag Archives: Insects

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

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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…

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Morning Walk in the Baja Desert behind Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is known for it’s wonderful marine preserve  – a very special place teeming with ocean life. What is not so well known is that the desert behind the village is also amazing. I was lucky enough to go … Continue reading

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Invasive Bugs at Home

I wondered why many  leaves on the avocado tree in my yard were getting brown blotches.  I carefully shook some leaves over a large plastic dish.  Several tiny transparent insects started crawling around the dish and I took some photographs. … 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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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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