A Commander (Moduza procris) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park, Singapore, on 15 August 2022. It was busy puddling, so I took the opportunity to get a low angle shot of it.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Butterflies #Lepidoptera

Are there any eReader fans out there? I rediscovered my Kobo, and remember how much I love it, but the touch screen has some dead spots on it and it's from about 2013 or 2014.

Are modern ones better in any noticeable way, or did tablets eat them for lunch?

#Tradescantia brevifolia 'Scout'. It's very new so I haven't got a good impression of its growth habit yet, but it's flowering already! So far it seems to be extremely vigorous, which makes sense since it was a wild collection.

#plants @[email protected] @[email protected] #florespondence

An American red squirrel at Sebec Lake in Maine. These are also known as pine squirrels and chickaree. They are smaller and more aggressive than the more common grey squirrel.

#americanredsquirrel #squirrel #sebeclake #maine #pinesquirrel #chickaree #canonphotography #luminarneo

A portrait and wallpaper (my current desktop background) of a cicada killer wasp. Cicada Killers are large wasps that effectively control cicadas. They're also benign if you aren't a cicada, so unless you want to be overrun with cicadas let them be.

#cicadakiller #wasps #insects #bugs #critters #entomology #macro #canonphotography #luminarneo #carlschurzpark #nycparks

Geometer Moths #1 and #2. The darker colored one I think is a porcelain gray. No clue about the 2nd one. From Sebec Lake in mid July.

#geometermoth #porcelaingray #insects #lepidoptera #entomolgy #macro #canonphotography #luminarneo #sebeclake #maine

NGC 6503

Magnitude 10.2 dwarf spiral galaxy located 17 million light-years away in the constellation Draco at the edge of the Local Void. It is especially colorful where bright red regions of gas can be seen scattered through its spiral arms. Bright blue regions contain stars that are forming. Dark brown dust areas are in the galaxy's arms and center.

#astrophotography #astronomy #space #unistellar #citizenscience #ngc6503 #galaxy #draco

A Scarce Swallowtail from this week's travels - they're beautiful butterflies, not uncommon but not super frequent in central Europe, and this one was very obliging in being photographed as it sat down to drink :)

#wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature

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A male Sumatran Flying Dragon (Draco sumatranus) spotted at Upper Seletar Reservoir Park on 14 August 2022. This time, I managed to get shots showing its patagium (skin flaps) slightly extended. It flew off after taking these shots.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Reptiles #Reptilia #Lizards #Sauria

Review of "Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures" (4 stars): A fascinating book about fungi and its influence on life on earth (including ourselves).

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A strange looking moth, genus Gastropacha (a Lappet Moth, family Lasiocampidae) spotted at Pasir Ris Park on 13 August 2022. It looks like some debris lying on a leaf. Its head is at the tip on the right side. Yep, butterflies may be pretty, but moths are always fascinating. 🙂

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/1 ]

#iNaturalist #Nature #Singapore #Photography #Insects #Moths #Lepidoptera

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