874 And Counting

It is coming up to 4 years this June that I have been blogging on WordPress. I have done a species tally of the ‘life’ featured on this site, and it is around 874 species, featuring all forms of flora and fauna I have been most fortunate enough to encounter on my life’s journey so far. Below is a selection of photos of just some of these amazing and diverse wonders of nature I have been witness to over the years.

I would like to thank all my dear bloggers here for their continued support, and for their interesting and wonderful contrubutions in their own blogs from all corners of the globe. There are a a lot of wonderfully talented folk here with great passion for their art, whether it is painting, poetry or photography, or any other interest they may have and are sharing on this platform. So a big thanks to all for sharing!

During these very trying times of the coronaviris pandemic it has been more important than ever that people have been able to connect throughout the world, offering their own support in some way to one another, but with social distancing in mind. It has also highlighted how important our green spaces are to us, how dear they are to us, and how nature is good for our troubled hearts and minds, and how being close to it can help in healing. No matter where we are, we are never far from nature, and reconnecting with it is so very easy, and hopefully it is not only hearts and minds that are healed in this process, but the planet as a whole with all its wonders of life.

Red Fox Vulpes vulpes
Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes)

Robin Erithacus rubecula
Robin (Erithacus rubecula)

Common Frog Rana temporaria
Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

Shanny Lipophrys pholis juvenile
Shanny (Lipophrys pholis) – juvenile

Lesser Swallow Prominent Pheosia gnoma
Lesser Swallow Prominent (Pheosia gnoma)

Common Pollen Beetle Meligethes aeneus
Common Pollen Beetle (Meligethes aeneus)

Goldenrod Spider Misumena vatia
Goldenrod Spider (Misumena vatia)

Dog Rose Rosa canina
Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

Russian Comfrey Symphytum x uplandicum
Russian Comfrey (Symphytum x uplandicum)

Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)
Water Horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

Blue Roundhead Stropharia caerulea
Blue Roundhead (Stropharia caerulea)

European Badger (Meles meles)
European Badger (Meles meles)

55 thoughts on “874 And Counting

  1. Congratulations on your 4th WP anniversary, Pete. I only wish I’d met you sooner, but I can still peruse your wonderful archives, as time allows. Thanks for introducing me to a number of new critters, and I’m looking forward to many more!

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    1. Many thanks, Gary! I really appreciate your kind words! πŸ™‚ Thank you for the humour, too. You never fail to make me smile or laugh πŸ™‚

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  2. Congratulations on the four years! I’ve enjoyed your beautiful photos so much. A few days ago I got a notification that it’s 3 years since I registered and I got a bit of a surprise! Thanks for all you’ve shared Peter!

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  3. Always look forward to your posts Pete, such great diversity while some of us stick to our ‘specialist’ subjects.
    I echo your sentiments and look forward to the next four years!

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  4. The importance of sites like yours cannot be underestimated. Stand on a soap box and preach conservation to the world and the world will eventually look away. Show the beauty and wonder and the world will watch in awe… that’s all I got …except thanks.

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  5. Well done Pete! You have truly captured the diversity of the life all around us with your amazing and beautiful photographs and long may you continue to do so! Wonderful words too!

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  6. What a wonderful collection of images, Pete! I hope you know how much those of us who visit appreciate your skill and your dedication — your posts always are a treat!

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  7. Congratulation, Pete, as you approach another milestone. Like me, your postings mostly highlight a single species and then you move on to another. It is useful sometimes, as you have done here, to step back and look at your “body of work.” As your selected shots here so vividly show, your photos are amazing and you should be justifiably proud of them.

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    1. Thank you very much, Mike! I really apppreciate your most kind words. I tend to just keep my eyes open and photograph what is presented to me most of the time, which I enjoy because you never know what you are going to get! πŸ™‚


  8. Thank you Peter for all the great pictures! I really love your photos – and your knowledge of everything in nature.

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  9. Your photos are so detailed, clear, and brilliant. Keep them coming! (Except I still can’t bring myself to look at close-ups of spiders, due to my arachnophobia, sorry.)

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  10. Congratulations on a wonderful blog. Your pictures are always pristine and beautiful. I find the world so lowering at the moment it is always a pleasure to focus on your delightful images and remember what actually matters. Thank you!

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  11. Gorgeous photos – it would be difficult to pick a favorite. So glad to see you are back – and by that I mean, I was gone and then you were gone and then I was gone again πŸ™‚ Especially in these days when we don’t get outside in nature much, it is nice to at least enjoy the view from afar. Thank you for sharing!

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      1. I have missed it. My daughter mentioned quite some time ago that you were gone for a while with illness, but she was glad that you came back. So glad to see your beautiful work again. It is such a cure for times like this when I can’t get outdoors.

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  12. I agree most wholeheartedly with your words.

    What an incredible number of species you’ve shared online – very impressive indeed. Can’t remember seeing the fox and badger before, but maybe that was before I started following you. Or maybe just my poor short-term memory.

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  13. Here, here! Thank you for publishing a blog that is always an upbeat place of incredible wonder and beauty, an inspiration to learn more about the world around us. I appreciate you!

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  14. Congratulations, Pete! I always enjoy reading your engaging and informative posts and the beautiful photos that accompany them. I must say you’ve expanded my knowledge of moths exponentially 😊!

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  15. Congratulations Pete! As you mention above, these are exceptional times. It has been comforting to know we are in it together. Even across the miles. So thank you very much kind friend! Take good care.

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  16. Congratulations on completing four years on WP! 874 is a quite big number, awesome! I liked all photos you choose from various categories. And I also enjoy seeing your post in my feed.

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  17. Congratulations on your fourth anniversary here on WP. This is a nice diverse selection showing your interest in all of nature. It’s been a pleasure exchanging posts and comments with you, Pete. Looking forward to hundreds more. πŸ™‚

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  18. Pete, your blog posts have cheered me up and helped me through some of my days. I so enjoy the diversity of your beautiful photos of the fascinating, weird and wacky. Love that cute fox and the golden pollen beetle.

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