Page of Life


This is where I bring together all the wonders of the natural world my cameras and I have encountered on my journey through life throughout the years, mainly in my local area of South Staffordshire. There are over 1000 different species of fauna, flora and fungi recorded in this photo journal at present, and you are more than welcome to join me on the journey. Pick a box below, click on it … and let’s go …


Vertebrates

Badger Meles meles
Mammals
Common Frog Rana temporaria
Amphibians
Robin Erithacus rubecula
Birds
Shanny Lipophrys pholis juvenile
Fish
Wall Lizard Podarcis muralis
Reptiles

Invertebrates

Peacock Aglais io
Insects
Eupodes
Mites & Ticks
Woodlice
Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola
Spiders
Springtails
Common Garden Snails (Cornu aspersum)
Slugs & Snails
Phalangium opilio female
Harvestmen
White-legged Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger
Centipedes & Millipedes
Enchytraeidae Potworm
Worms

Plants

Common Dog-violet Viola riviniana
Wild Flowers
Hart’s-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)
Ferns & Horsetails
Yorkshire Fog (Holcus lanatus)
Grasses, Sedges & Rushes
Redshank Moss Ceratodon purpureus
Mosses & Liverworts
Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur)
Trees, Shrubs & Climbers

Fungi

Common Rustgill Gymnopilus penetrans
Fungi
Coral Slime Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Slime Moulds
Golden Shield Lichen (Xanthoria parietina)
Lichens

Other

Robin's Pincushion (Diplolepis rosae)
Plant Galls
Perfoliate Pondweed Potamogeton perfoliatus
Freshwater Life
Witches Butter Nostoc commune
Bacteria
Snakelocks Anemone (Anemonia viridis)
Rockpools & Shoreline

This is very much a work in progress and many more species and new pages are being added regularly. Note that the world of classification is in constant flux, and with advances in DNA and new discoveries species names can change, as can their taxomic tree in some cases, so please note attempts are made to keep up with any changes.


14 thoughts on “Page of Life

  1. I thought I had missed your important blog posts. Whatever the reason for the break, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for an absolutely phenomenal effort to spread knowledge, about the diversity in our small world and about which most people know nothing. An extremely ambitious work with searchable text and image. Thank you for what you have done for a part of humanity, but above all for the “inhuman” ecosystem.

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