Page of Life

“Every aspect of Nature reveals a deep mystery and touches our sense of wonder and awe.” Carl Sagan, Cosmos, 1980.

This is the beginning of the journey where you can venture into the beautiful and fascinating world of nature. I have taken thousands of photos over the years on my journey, and all reflect and record my life’s experience of being close to the natural world.


Badger Meles meles
Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Wall Lizard Podarcis muralis
Common Frog Rana temporaria
Shanny Lipophrys pholis juvenile


Peacock Aglais io
Mites & Ticks
Common Garden Snails (Cornu aspersum)
Slugs, Snails & Bivalves
Ground Wolf Spider Trochosa terricola
Phalangium opilio female
White-legged Millipede Tachypodoiulus niger
Centipedes & Millipedes
Enchytraeidae Potworm


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


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


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

16 thoughts on “Page of Life

  1. I am loving your new front page! I feel like a kid in a candy shop – I’m not sure which taxon to click and explore first! 🙂


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  2. A very comprehensive collection of all the wonders of nature. An impressive catalog for sure, Pete! I love it! Thank you.

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  3. 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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    1. Thank you so much Hans for such a lovely encouraging comment! 🙂 I am taking a break from things, but hope to be back soon. I hope all is well with you there. Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. Wow, it’s GREAT that we found your blog. We will surely come back and use it for looking up different animals and plans.
    Thank you so much for sharing
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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