|CCC1380 [Anser cygnoides]|
Photographed on Beletsi lake on January 21, 2011
CCC1010 [Ophrys fusca ssp. laureotica]
I posted the above photo on Dec. 22, 2010 under the tentative name of “Proimi (?)” because the plant had not been officially identified till then. Today, I feel the need to repost it with its corrected name because the plant has just been officially recognized as “Ophrys fusca ssp. laureotica” [See: Journal Europäischer Orchideen 43(2): 2011 pp. 367-377]. Eventually, Erotokritos Kalogeropoulos’ work of observation and study of the plant was successful and fully justified. The plant that he spotted for the first time near Lavrio back in 2009 was indeed a new subspecies of the Orchidaceae family as he had immediately suspected then!
Congratulations to Ero
and his associates Pinelopi Delipetrou and Antonis Alibertis
Lavrio: 10/12/2010, photo © Tony Taglides
CCC_2867 [Abies cephalonica]
The ground under a tree of Abies cepalonica was covered with hundreds of seeds that had fallen from the tree above. Among them I noticed a strange little figure that - after a close examination - turned out to be a seed that had just “given birth” to a young tree. It had just accomplished its mission! The young tree itself and the seed on top had a total height of about 5 cm.
Mt. Parnitha: 03/05/2011, photo © Tony Taglides