Sunday, July 31, 2011

Everybody's a Clown...

Clown Triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum.

Fairie Wings and Things in Prickly Places

An Albino Echinopsis with a wing from a previous visitor. One can only wonder where it went, while missing a wing.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm back!

Exhausted...but back in action. The mural is from the wall at Tivoli in downtown San Diego.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Utricularia sandersonii

Utricularia sandersonii (Bladderwort) growing amidst sundews. Utricularia sandersonii is one of a genus of around 227 species. These tiny carnivorous plants are part a genus noted for their trap doored bladders. The trap doors snap open to vacuum in tiny rotifers and protozoa (or larger prey, depending on the species) when the prey brushes against tiny trigger hairs. Utricularia sandersonii is native to South Africa where it grows on wet rock surfaces at 600 to 3600 ft. altitude.