Among Vultures

Indiana, USA – November 2021 Vultures are very social birds that like to congregate in large, bare trees. The large turkey vultures (Cathartes aura) with the red heads…

American Museum of Natural History

I am an amateur photographer, I have a website and I occasionally post my photos on the social networks Diaspora and iNaturalist. The reactions to my pictures are…

Monarch butterfly caterpillar

(Danaus plexippus) Indiana, USA – August 2021 Feeding and growing is the main occupation of these impressive caterpillars. These adult specimens are about to pupate. Their food plant…

Eastern Eyed Click Beetle

(Alaus oculatus) Indiana, USA – June 2020 With large eyespots, this beetle deceives predators. It is native to North America and belongs to the click beetle family (Elateridae)….

Picture-Winged Fly

(Delphinia picta) Indiana, USA – June 2020 This strikingly marked fly is a member of the jewel fly family (Ulidiidae) and is distributed primarily in the eastern and…

Fox squirrel

(Sciurus niger) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Friendly smiling and completely relaxed, this squirrel watches me wiggle my camera in front of his nose. Native to the eastern…

Red Admiral

(Vanessa atalanta) Indiana, USA – May 2020 This old campaigner has already lost parts of his hind wings in the course of his life and therefore looks quite…

European Wool Carder Bee

(Anthidium manicatum) Indiana, USA – July 2020 This solitary bee originated in Europe and was introduced to the United States in the middle of the last century. Since…

Renovation of this website

Originally set up as just a photo gallery, over time blog post writing became increasingly important. In these posts there is interesting information about the photos. This can…

Downy Woodpecker II

(Dryobates pubescens) Indiana, USA – July 2020 In a previous post, I had shown photos of a Downy Woodpecker raising a young bird. Unfortunately, the birds were quite…

Cat Bird

(Dumetella carolinensis) Indiana, USA – May 2020 Mockingbirds, native to North America, are known for imitating sounds foreign to their species and incorporating them into their song. The…

American Robin

(Turdus migratorius) Indiana, USA – June 2020 In North America, the American Robin is what the blackbird is in Europe. It has a similar appearance, similar behavior, is…