Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Iphiclides podalirius

AAA2943 [Iphiclides podalirius]


Mt. Taigetos: 20/07/2008, photo © Tony Taglides

Monday, July 25, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Full moon rising in Attica

CCC_3743 [Full moon rising in Attica]

Zouberi: 15/07/2011, photo © Tony Taglides

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ophrys fusca ssp. laureotica

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

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Mission accomplished!

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

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Friday, July 1, 2011

VIDEO: The Divers of La Quebrada



Brave divers in Acapulco, Mexico, climb a cliff 38 m high and jump into the sea.

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