Wednesday, July 08, 2015


After 10 years and about 4 and half billion links served the time has come to move on from this place. I have so much on elsewhere that I just hav'nt had the time to devote to this place properly.

I'm still active at Photographs of Newcastle.

I may be back someday but for now it's farewell and take care.
Will the last one out please shut the door.....

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Caterpillars Take Looking Like Poop to a New Level

Watch: Ants Use Giant Jaws to Catapult Out of Death Trap

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Watch: Bizarre Caterpillar With Erupting Tentacles Filmed

Spiders sprayed with carbon nanotubes spin superstrong webs

Tiny arachnid makes the ultimate sacrifice

We all seem to have Demodex mites living on our faces. Far from being harmful, these uninvited guests could reveal our evolutionary history

Meet 10 parasites with the power to control their hosts' behaviour

Spiders normally keep a low profile, but some of them have evolved striking visual displays to lure their prey into their clutches

Don’t panic! How to escape a swarm of bees

Bees Are Dying Year-Round Now

Snail's demise suggests sixth mass extinction is under way

The Blight of the Honey Bee

Meet the Bug That Turns into a Rotting-Flesh Stink Bomb

Caterpillars Take Looking Like Poop to a New Level

5 ways to attract butterflies to your garden

Hawk-moths are capable of slowing their brains to stay in rhythm with their environment

If you think bluebottles are big flies, think again. Two obscure groups of tropical flies are the giants of the fly world

Nine fluttery facts about butterflies

Do butterflies hold the answer to life's mysteries?

With reports of large numbers of painted ladies gathering in Europe, it looks likely that the UK is on the verge of another mass invasion this summer

Bees feeding on fungicide-dosed flowers develop health issues, studies say

When moths come to stay, there’s only one solution

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Flamingo in Sao Paulo zoo given prosthetic leg

Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

Two Impossibly Tiny Bear Cubs Have The Cutest Wrestling Match Ever

How To Rescue A Leopard From The Bottom Of A Well

Polar Bears Are Now Eating Dolphins

Georgia flood: Tbilisi residents warned over zoo animals after devastating flood

Federal government ready to declare eastern cougar extinct

Pictures: 8 Amazing Animals at Risk From Wildlife Crimes

5 Facts About the Surprisingly Wide World of Animal Mummies

Amazing Pictures: Baby Chameleon Doesn't Know It Hatched

DNA From Elephant Dung, Tusks Reveals Poaching Hot Spots

11 Lessons From Indian Cows On How To Not Give A Damn

Kangaroos Are Lefties—Why Handedness Is Rare Among Animals

Finding More Ammo Than Animals In Huge African Rain Forest


Do Animals Laugh? Tickle Experiments Suggest They Do

Why Are Most of Tanzania's Elephants Disappearing?

Meet the 'dad bods' of the wild animal kingdom

What is a honeycreeper?

Raccoon hops onto alligator's back in Florida

On Japan's Shiretoko Peninsula brown bears and fishermen have become relaxed in each other's company, as they share in the spoils of the annual salmon run

Coconut crabs are so big and heavy they cannot swim, meaning females face a perilous task of laying their eggs in the sea

Baby goats play musical chairs

Watch daredevil goats defying gravity

From glass frogs to glasswing butterflies, a host of animals have made themselves see-through

Giant 'Walking Bat' Once Prowled Rainforest Floors

The week in wildlife – in pictures

Giant 'Walking Bat' Once Prowled Rainforest Floors

No chips are safe: cuts leave councils struggling to fight off 'vicious' seagulls

These cute dingo puppies face extinction as a species, says zookeeper – video

Floods in Tbilisi and its zoo – in pictures

Here's a giant panda falling off her hammock

Doting dingo mother nuzzles her five newborn pups at NSW zoo – video

Crocodile holds rival in its jaws after fight to the death in Kakadu – video

Tricks and tips to attract wildlife to your garden

Vets perform life saving surgery on 16ft python

Slow lorises, marmosets and micro-pigs: the problem with exotic pet trends

Piggyback riders: 18 funny photos of lazy hitchhiking animals

Animal pictures of the week

The animals most likely to kill you this summer

From basking sharks to Bechstein's bat: A year spent discovering Britain's rarest animals

Robin crowned as Britain's national bird after 200,000-strong ballot

France increases its wolf cull after disputed attack on 16-year-old boy

Disappearance of fifth hen harrier fuels concerns bird heading towards extinction

Alaska Confirms Massive Decline in Rare Wolves, Still Plans to Hunt Them

The Daily Wild: Nature’s Most Incredible Creatures