Monday, October 16, 2017

new BK moths in the garden

The fact that I am not in China this year bagged me a couple of great new moths for BK on the 15th October, with Mythimna l-album (above) and Lithophane semibrunnea (below) being the easy highlights of the month.


Friday, June 30, 2017

Australia odonata trip report link

The superb male Episynlestes cristatus sums up neatly the excitement of odo-chasing in Australia - what a stunner! I have just finished the first Odonatours recce report (link below) and look forward to returning to this fascinating country with another car-load in January 2019. Get in touch to reserve a spot.

http://odonatours.com/onewebmedia/oz%20report%202017.pdf

Thursday, June 29, 2017

ischnura pruinescens

Fresh female Ischnura pruinescens had the ability to stop us in our tracks during my recent trip to Australia.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

china crisis

The incredible Greentours 'Mammals of the Roof of the World' tour in China's stunning Qinghai province is struggling to fill up this year amazingly. If you fancy accompanying me and Jesper Hornskov to look for Pallas' cat and the suite of other species present at high-altitude in this region check out the Greentours website at

http://www.greentours.co.uk/Asia/MAMMALS-OF-THE-ROOF-OF-THE-WORLD/

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

the stunning Neurobasis kaupi

Watching displaying males Neurobasis kaupi was one of the highlights of the recent Odonatours trip to Sulawesi and Halmahera. To read the full report go to http://odonatours.com/onewebmedia/Sulawesi%20and%20Halmahera%20report%202017.pdf

Sunday, June 25, 2017

austrolestes insularis

Working on the report from my recent trip to Australia at the moment and enjoying going through the photographs. Erland found us this superb male Austrolestes insularis on the first full day at Undara Volcanic NP in Far North Queensland.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

sunlit dragon

Displaying male Draco spilonotus at Tangkoko in April. I hope to return to Tangkoko and  Sulawesi with a Greentours group in the near future.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

sallow kitten

Moth-trapping in the garden continues every other night and keeps adding species to the BK list, I have been waiting for this beauty (Furcula furcula) for a long time...

Friday, June 16, 2017

Madagascan endemic - Lestes simulator

KD tells me this might the only known photograph of the Madagascan endemic damsel Lestes simulator... Zombitse, January 2016. As far as I recall this was the only species that I saw that was not seen by the rest of the group.

Monday, April 3, 2017

agami who art in heaven

The highlight of the Peten leg of my recent trip to Guatemala was this excellent Agami heron - a dream come true.