16 July 2014

spring green

^^ licorice fern, Polypodium glycyrrhiza on a horse chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum
^^sheild fern, Dryopteris sp.
^^painted fern, Athyrium niponicum, probable variety 'pictum'

^^maidenhair fern species, probably Adiantum aethiopicum
^^tree fern, not strictly Cyatheales, genus and species unidentified

Wikipedia here and here

13 July 2014

YouTuber shout outs: Captain Andy

"I like to talk about politics and religion... especially in polite company. I draw things with crayons. I make music... though I promise I'll never ask you to vote for me in anything. I eat vegetables... "

one more, just 'cause...

5 July 2014

guardians of the garden: ladybugs

Ladybug (Coccinellidae sp.) on Rubus armeniacus
^^Ladybug (Coccinellidae sp.)
Ladybug larvaes (Coccinellidae sp.) on Maple leaf plant 1 
^^two larva and a pupa (centre)
Mating ladybugs (Coccinellidae sp.) on Mirabilis plant 2
^^Notice that the female is happily munching on an aphid while mating.