Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kangaroo paw

    Kangaroo paw is a common name for a number of species, in two genera of the family Haemodoraceae also known as the Bloodwort Family, that are native to the south-west of Western Australia. These perennial plants are noted for their unique bird attracting flowers. The tubular flowers are coated with dense hairs and open at the apex with six claw-like structures: from this paw formation the common name "Kangaroo Paw" is derived.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Florida Tree Frog

    This little green guy lives in the man made pond in the Caston's backyard and the photos were taken in April 2011.

    The light may appear really bright and the frog is squinting, but rest assured no frogs where blinded taking these photos.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Two Bees

Bees... the pollinators of the world. It is sad that bees are dying off, and not just one or two but entire colonies and entire bee keepers farms. The are a few reasons give for the deaths of the bees, one them blames pesticides, and others are blaming the mono-cropping of farmers, causing bees to have to go further and further to get everything they need to make their honey.