Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Maniola jurdina


 ΑAΑ2460 [Maniola jurdina]

Mt.  Kytheronas 08/06/2008, photo © Tony Taglides

Friday, January 13, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Astraeus hygrometricus

IMG_0698 [Astraeus hygrometricus]


This interesting, star-like, mushroom was named “Astraeus” after Astraeus, the father of stars in the ancient Greek mythology. Its “star rays” behave like a barometer. They measure the humidity in the air and if humidity is enough they open up to expose the spore sac. If not, they remain closed to protect it from dry conditions. Because of this behavior the mushroom was named hydrometricus which is also of Greek origin and means “water- measuring”.

For an extra picture of this mushroom please have a look at the post of  28/12/2010 in the present blog.

Mt.  Hymittos 29/12/2011, photo © Tony Taglides

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Larus michahellis on standby

CCC_4387 [Larus michahellis]


Shot at Tuileries Garden near the Louvre Museum


Paris 12/08/2011, photo © Tony Taglides