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The Birds

How many of us when we see a large black bird, in a group, think of Hitchcock’s The Birds? A bad rap for two very interesting birds – the crow and the raven. 168 more words

Wildlife

Birds and armadillos

Last month allowed for a quick weekend escape to Bonito in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul. I flew with a group of friends to Campo Grande, where we hired two cars and set off towards Jardim to find the Rio da Prata for an afternoon of the most amazing snorkelling in a crystal clear river where big and beautiful fish watched us impassionately, going about their own business. 123 more words

Travel

Laccaria amethystea: the amethyst deceiver

The amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystea) is is a lovely, delicate fungus of shaded woods where it can be quite abundant. It occurs elsewhere but shaded woods, both deciduous and coniferous, are the most likely place to find it. 81 more words

Dorset

The Maid Goes to Maine: Part 6 - Getting Loopy at Acadia NP

Once again I feel I must begin with an apology. A few of my fellow bloggers have chastised me for not getting any photos of the incredible breakfasts offered by… 1,038 more words

My Posts

Crocodile Lurking

Of course, there are no crocodiles in England. I can’t help myself sometimes, but my imagination sees forms within forms, and my mind just connects the dots and we have a dragon sailing across the sky, but of course there are no dragons in England, either. 75 more words

Nature Photography