First Week of April Day 97 in 2021 Today's photos show the Jamaican moth - Empyreuma anassa. The moth Empyreuma anassa is found only in Jamaica and the larval foodplant is given as Oleander. This adult moth was found hanging from our Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ) plant (photos taken July 2020). Empyreuma anassa is a pretty … Continue reading Empyreuma Anassa
First Week of AprilDay 96 in 2021 Years ago (in the late 1990s) I enjoyed picking and eating raspberries when I lived in Manchester and since then, I've always wanted to cultivate a few raspberry plants in St. Andrew. Instead I got mulberries . . . but guess what? I like mulberries too. Today's photos … Continue reading Fruiting Mulberry Bush
First Week of April Day 95 in 2021 Today I'm sharing a few photos of custard apples (Annona reticulata) from our tree. The custard apple is also called Bull's Heart or Bullock's Heart because of its symmetrically heart-shaped appearance. Mature fruits are deep pink in colour and ready for harvesting. The fruit becomes suitable for … Continue reading Photos Of Custard Apple
First Week of April Day 94 in 2021 When my five-year old niece saw the photo I was about to add to this post, she screamed. I laughed, then I added the word scary to my title. Today's photos show the silhouette of a Banana spider feeding on a katydid, a type of grasshopper. The … Continue reading Scary Spider Silhouette
First Week of April Day 93 in 2021 When you look at our Otaheite apple tree from a distance you'll glimpse a bright red apple inviting you to come in search of more, but that's the only one that is almost ripe. All the other apples on our tree are immature and range in colour … Continue reading Ripening Jamaican Otaheite Apples
First Week of April Day 92 in 2021 Today photos are of soaking wet roses from April showers. We are very thankful for these showers of rain. . .
First Week of April Day 91 in 2021 Today's photos are additions to a previous post written in 2015 about The Chinese Ladder Fern. . Photos on this first day of April: The Chinese brake fern (Pteris vittata) is native to China and is a hyperaccumulator of arsenic. I read [link @ https://asknature.org/strategy/transport-processes-allow-arsenic-hyperaccumulation/%5D that this type … Continue reading The Chinese Ladder Brake Fern