Collection of interesting natural things

I took the picture above to see if I could get a good shot of the ocelli - three secondary eyes between the big ones. They are just about visible. Why spanning tree? It's a routing term, from each user's perspective the network looks like a spanning tree - with no loops and only one route to any place. Every user's spanning tree is unique.


SciencePosted by Jay Wed, June 06, 2012 21:22:59
Interesting day today with the Box Hill Volunteers, we spotted some interesting orchids... the rare butterfly orchid
and as a bonus extra, a birds nest orchid... this is in full flower and you can see the pollen on the flowers - but it seems devoid of chlorophyll, and apparently derives its energy from a symbiotic relationship with some fungi

I saw this, as yet, unnamed orchid - perhaps a man orchid, but I'm not sure...

and finally... a white Helleborine (Cephalanthera damasonium)