An enjoyable visit to the Siam Insect Zoo

August 11, 2010

If you are in Chiang Mai  put SIZ on your list of ‘must-visits’. It’s instructive, fun and full of surprises. If you love insects you will need no encouragement; if you hate them you’ll be converted. The work of entomologist Pisuth Ek-Amnuay who has been studying and collecting insects for over 30 years, the zoo [...]

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July 2010- a second batch

August 4, 2010

These were taken either in the woods near where I live or around the house at night.To my surprise, nighttime visitors have not increased when there’s been rain. They have, however, decreased in number with the waning of the moon. Identifications are still tentative. Perceptive visitors to this site (are there any others?) might have [...]

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out and about in the rainy season

July 21, 2010

This month I’ve been out of the garden- some of these pictures are from the woods near Doi Saket; others from the gardens of the excellent Tharnthong Lodges in Mae Kampong. Night time shots were taken around the house in Doi Saket. Any identifications I make myself are tentative until confirmed (or more likely contradicted) [...]

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a rainy morning near Chiang Dao

July 6, 2010

these were taken one morning last week along the road between Chiang Dao and Meuang Khong

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this month's crop from the garden

June 12, 2010

Many of these were on one mango tree; some are half a centimetre long or less

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June 11, 2010

fly on lotus flower this morning

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spider about to disappear behind a leaf

June 9, 2010

found in the garden this morning, just under 1 cm long

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bugs of the month: May 2010

May 20, 2010

There’s plenty of wildlife in my tiny garden. Here’s a small selection of things I noticed while watering the plants this month.

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Glanycus tricolor and G. insolitus

April 9, 2010

moths of two different species mating. Thanks to Terry Whitaker for identifying the moths. Thanks, too, to Roger Kendrick for pointing out that these are the same species, just radically dimorphic.

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