Ruth Spigelman

Ruth Spigelman

British born and living on the east coast of Australia in New South Wales since 1997. An amateur but passionate naturalist with a life long curiosity for the natural world, sciences and the arts in all forms.
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    1. Comment on Whitebanded crab spider 3 days ago
      Well, it is what is written next to it from my 'in the field' notes that I made when in PA. Maybe I didn't have my glasses on!
    2. I adore Lepanthes genus, they are exquisite. Such perfection despite their diminutive size - as seen in this stunning macro!
    3. Comment on Carpobrotus glaucescens 7 days ago
      Is it me, or does the centre seem to glow in these flowers?! Maybe it's a side effect of eating them ha ha
    4. Comment on Dolomedes triton 8 days ago
      Hi Barry - yes, as Lisa noted, it was in south west PA, USA.
    5. So beautiful in its simplicity and striking colour.
    6. That's one very handsome Salticid.
    7. Comment on Junonia villida 9 days ago
      Thank you Christine. Although the dry and heat brings out the insects and spiders which I love seeing, I do wish we could have at least a week of non stop rain. We are parched down here!
    8. Comment on Junonia villida 9 days ago
      Thank you Anne, so glad you enjoyed.
    9. Comment on The elegance of Arum 18 days ago
      Remembering though Lisa, this isn't a true lily (Liliaceae...I'm not sure of toxicity of plants in that family). This is in Araceae.
    10. Comment on Delena cancerides 19 days ago
      It's a shame as they are 'gentle giants'. I guess it's the astonishing speed at which they can move - the unpredictability that gets people. This one was a dinky little thing compared to some I've seen.