Sanderlings at the Beach — My Everyday Photos

Sanderlings are small shorebirds widely distributed around the world. They nest in the arctic tundra and winter on temperate and tropical sandy beaches around the world. They feed by running down the beach following the waves and collecting small stranded animals or probe for prey hidden in the sand. I got to watch this flock […]…

Hard beginnings — Scottish pollinators

By Athayde Tonhasca If you have been out for a walk, you may have seen the odd bumble bee flying about. These are recently emerged queens, who will soon build nests in which to lay their eggs and kick start a new colony. You may also have noticed that the world does not seem quite […]…

An Excerpt: The Peony — spanishwoods

photo by Sylvia It was named after Paeon, a physician to the gods, who obtained the plant on Mount Olympus from the mother of Apollo. Once planted the Peony likes to be left alone and punishes those who try to move it by not flowering again for several years. Once established, however, it produces spendid […]…