Theorising about the Pineal Gland

via Theorising about the Pineal Gland

Advertisements

Dr Romesh’s Bird Sanctuary

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImagey-ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Dr Romesh’s Bird Sanctuary is now open to the public on Friday. Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 5. Admission is free but donations are welcomed. So are cameras!

Hesperids (Skippers) in Brisbane

The skipper family (Hesperidae) are a fast-flying family of the lepidoptera. They are in some ways more like moths than butterflies. These were photographed in our garden in Brisbane.ImageImageImage 

Hesperids (Skippers) in Brisbane

The skipper family (Hesperidae) are a fast-flying family of the lepidoptera. They are in some ways more like moths than butterflies. These were photographed in our garden in Brisbane.ImageImageImage 

Orange Ringlet Butterfly

ImageImage

This Orange Ringlet (Hypocysta adiante) was photographed in nearby Toohey Forest. It is common along the east coast of Australia but is now thought to be extinct in Victoria.

Orchard Butterfly and caterpillar

ImageImageImage

The Orchard Butterfly (Papilio aegus) is a common butterfly on the east coast of Australia. It feeds on citrus, such as this lemon tree in our garden. The caterpillar is spectacular and protrudes its red osmeterium when it senses danger.

Evening Brown caterpillar and butterfly

Image Image

The Common Evening Brown (Melanitis leda) is a very successful species with a space age caterpillar. This one was feeding on bamboo. The butterfly is well-camouflaged, resembling a brown leaf, and has prominent eye-spots on its wings.

Meadow Argus butterfly

Meadow Argus butterfly

Owl illusions on the wings of Meadow Argus (Junonia villida)

 

 

Owl illusions on butterfly wings

Junonia villida

The eye-spots on butterfly wings often mimic the eyes of owls. These protect the butterfly by frightening potential predators. These photos are of the Australian Meadow Argus Junonia villida.

Welcome to my WordPress site

Hi!

Welcome to my WordPress site.

I am devoting this site to natural history, specifically the amazing fauna of Australia, where I have lived since 1976.

Australia is famous for its unique wildlife. In this site I share some of my photographs of Australian insects, spiders, lizards and birds. Many of these were taken in my garden in Brisbane…