Artists reimagination of a space flight from actual image of Iron-Nickel Meteorite fragment from the Sikhote-Alin fall of 1947 (nr Vladivostok, Russia).
A fossil of Perisphinctes; an ammonite from the Jurassic period. [circa 150 million years old].
Celestine with its beautiful delicate blue hue is a mineral source of Strontium. (SrSO4)
Knotty n Spiky – The bright colours & spiky hair of a Knot Grass (Acronicta rumicis) moth caterpillar.
A Small Skipper (Thymelicus sylvestris) drinks nectar from an opening Knapweed (Centaurea nigra) flower.
Blackthorn Beauty – The early spring blossom of Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), a valuable starter for bees that have survived the winter.
A Female Tawny Mining Bee (Andrena fulva) on route between her soil nest & the spring blossoms above.
Mobile Homes – Barnacles on Whelk. A small colony of Barnacles had evidently hitched a ride on this Whelk (for whom the burden has become too great).
Chaotic Beauty – A jungle on a twig – enter the amazing symbiotic world of lichen – 3 species living as one colony. (Algae / Cyanobacteria – Fungi – Yeasts) Share List
Frost crystals decorate a bramble as autumn moves towards winter and the warm autumn hues blend with the sharper pale chill of winter. Share List
A millipede rests on an old umbellifer stem. His shape, a crude question mark, made me wonder – does he dream? If so, what of? Share List
A Pellucid Hoverfly (Volucella pellucens), also known as the Great Pied Hoverfly, feeding here on a Devil’s Bit Scabious flower. These large hoverflies (30mm wingspan) can be seen near wooded clearings & hedgerows. They are rather fond of bramble blossom. Share List