The Pollination Party Poopers — Scottish pollinators

This rarely seen lichen crab spider, aka running crab spider (Philodromus margaritatus), was spotted recently on a bench near Loch Ness. It lives on trunks of trees or even electricity pylons covered with lichens. It has also been found on garden apple trees. If you can imagine it standing on a patch of lichen, it […]…

Puppy Dog Eyes — Peter’s Photo Journal

Pseudeuophrys lanigera – Me and Mike Powell (you should really go and check out his fabulous blog ‘My Journey Through Photography’ right now!) We know some folk get a little creeped out by these things … but who could fail to be moved by the cute little puppy dog eyes on this very small jumping […]…

Tarantulas In Our Backyard — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. Lately, I’ve been hunting for tarantulas in our backyard. Tarantulas are common in the desert surrounding Tucson but finding them takes a bit of skill. Although tarantulas are more or less strictly nocturnal, I hunt for them […]…