Tag Archives: invertebrate

Roman Marine Life

This afternoon I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the new Goya Exhibition. It is wonderful and well worth a visit.  I had a few minutes to spare so I wondered over to the Greek and Roman … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating Marine Life

I love penguins and it is a joy to watch them at the New England aquarium – they are at the base of the giant ocean tank that is such a signature feature at the aquarium. This a truly magnificent … 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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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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Some Halloween Critters from Taiwan

I am posting some photographs I took of wonderful and sometimes startling creatures that I saw in Taiwan –  in honor of Halloween –  A large centipede, huge red wasp, slug, land crab in the forest, brightly colored fiddler crabs … 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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