Friday 25 December 2015

This is the problem with Christmas...

Image: Phillip Harpootlian
It's all that fatty food.

It goes straight to my eyes.

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Having been forced to eat his reindeer during a camping trip gone horribly wrong, Santa was relieved to discover that the late Rudolph's red nose could pull the sleigh all by itself.

Wishing you all a fantastic season with lots of wonderful things right under your nose!

Friday 18 December 2015

Watering Pot Shell

Image: Ria Tan
Verpa penis
It's Verpa penis! Just sort of... lying there.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

Knob-tailed Gecko

Image: Michael Sale
Awwww! I don't know if Knob-tailed Geckos are wonky and cute or just wonky!

Monday 14 December 2015

Mushroom Coral

Image: Nick Hobgood
Hmm... Now what do we really want? A mushroom that has tentacles and a mouth? That would be nice to add a bit of cephalopod flair to our woodland walks. Or a coral that looks a bit like a mushroom?

Friday 11 December 2015

Trachelomegalus modestior

Image: Bernard DUPONT
Trachelomegalus modestior
It's a glorious, red millipede!

Wednesday 9 December 2015

Bullock's Mountain False Toad

Image: Edgardo Flores
Telmatobufo bullocki
Holy moley, that's one warty not-toad!

Sunday 6 December 2015

Mydas Fly

Image: Biologoandre
Mydas Flies are flies. Great, big, ENORMOUS flies!

Friday 4 December 2015

Bonnet Mould

Image: Mike Kempenich
Spinellus fusiger
It sounds like some terrible blight that might have struck Victorian Europe, destroying ladies headgear and leading to a devastating rise in the price of fashionable hats.

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Orbicular Batfish

Image: dachalan
Platax orbicularis
The Orbicular Batfish. A dead leaf mimic so expert, so elite, so dead leafy, that they... thought it was a bat? Hmmmm... Something fishy's going on here. Batfishy.