A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 87

It is fitting to follow photos of fungi (over the last two days) with LICHENS as lichens are an extraordinary symbiotic living combination of fungi and algae (or occasionally special bacteria). It is the latter which provide food (simple sugars) through photosynthesis for the fungal part of lichens. Many unrelated and very different fungi form lichens, the … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 87

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 82

The theme this week is NON-FLOWERING PLANTS: or, to make it sound more poetical, MOSSES AND LICHENS, FUNGI AND FERNS! I am not an expert on any of these, but am fascinated by their unusual colours, shapes and textures which so often make a lovely photograph with a lot of interesting detail. Actually, they are … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 82

Cee’s FLOWER OF THE DAY CHALLENGE

I enjoyed walking round Nanpantan Reservoir two days ago, trying to get photos of the pair of Great Crested Grebes and their two stripey chicks which spent most of their time riding on mum's back while dad kept bringing them fish. However, they were really too far away to get great photos, so I turned … Continue reading Cee’s FLOWER OF THE DAY CHALLENGE

A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 81

The last day of photos of Lemurs in Madagascar. It's hard to choose, but I think the Sifakas are my favourite group of lemurs. I showed you some Diademed Sifakas earlier in the week and so want to end with some different Sifakas. They can jump through trees, even thorny trees covered in lethal spikes, … Continue reading A PHOTO A DAY HELPS …… Day 81