Late summer and fall are great butterfly times here in Southwest Florida. Here are some species we have seen recently….mostly in our backyard butterfly garden.
The last of the Monarch Butterflies have flown away . . . a magical and seasonal ritual comes to an end . . . for me at least . . . until another year. Monarch migration is well under way with millions of Monarch butterflies on their way to Mexico.
Pied Harriers are very rare birds to Japan, so it was to no surprise that when a juvenile male showed up at Isahaya, it created quite a stir among Japanese bird watchers and photographers. The young raptor was a regular around a certain section of reeds, where it snatched and consumed a wide variety of […]
Damselflies are mating in the marsh grass on the New Jersey coast. Read about it in my blog by pressing “web” below. Read more about common insects in my book, A Field Guide to Urban Wildlife.
Yesterday the weather started to change, as a low-pressure system came up from the south-west. Rain came in the night which is a pity as it’s our daughter Amelia’s birthday today! There were some insects around as I explored the coastline from Tarifa to Pelayo with father and son, Terry and Gary from the UK […]
(Washington, D.C., October 16 , 2012) Defenders of Wildlife, American Bird Conservancy, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Audubon of Kansas have urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject an application by Scimetrics to use the rodenticide Kaput-D for the control of black-tailed prairie dogs in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Montana, Oklahoma, […]
Orange County, California, only gets several varieties of hummingbirds, but I never grow tired of trying to freeze them in time. Here are some of my favorite photos that I have taken over the last few years. I don’t believe in shooting them at feeders so all my shots are taken in the wild. Please […]