The species list hit a milestone today. I have now photographed 1500 species! Of course, such a figure is completely arbitrary and meaningless, but it’s a nice round number. So what was the 1500th species? It was this White Plume Moth (Pterophorus pentadactyla), seen here on the cover of my copy of ‘British Moths’! It’s a poor quality photo taken with my phone and given the occasion, perhaps I should have given it the full macro treatment. Quite what kinds of creatures will be added to the list to take me up to the next milestone of 2000, and quite where in the world I’ll find them, I don’t know, but I look forward to finding out.
This website was started 10 years ago, give or take. It started off as a small hard-coded gallery and grew into something more and more unmanageable. Eventually, I decided to re-code it, connecting it to a database so that I could create dynamic Active Server Pages and not have to ... Read more