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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2021, 12:15:10 PM »
A non-wildlife cuteness found on the webs:

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2021, 07:18:46 PM »
Not posted any wildlife shots in ages, so here's a bit of Viennese summer :) These are from several walks and locations around the city & in no particular order:



A Brown Argus butterfly


A wall lizard, seen at a small ruined castle in the hills


A Lesser Purple Emperor - the incredible blue sheen is iridescence & visible only at some angles


A young wild boar in the woods near the city.


Brintesia circe, the Great Banded Grayling butterfly. I don't actually know why it's named after the witch of Odyssey fame.


A male red-backed shrike, known as "butcher birds" for keeping larders of impaled insects on thorn bushes.


An alpine longhorn beetle, very strikingly blue, found in the Lainzer tiergarten.


A curious baby field hamster, from Meidling cemetery.


Some more hamsters, watching some humans pass by a few metres away,


A red squirrel - probably young given its lack of ear tufts.


A sugary pink water-lily at the Alte Donau Wasserpark.


A cygnet. Most baby swans are grey (hence the "Ugly Duckling") but this one was a striking white more like the adults.


A European pond tortoise. Smaller and spottier than the bigger painted turtles that are now more common in Europe's cities.


A yellowhammer, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide, singing raucously.


An orchid, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide - probably a Woodcock Orchid.


Orobanche, or broom-rape, a parasitic flower (hence the lack of green) that taps into the roots of another species.


A burnt orchid, at Perchtoldsdorfer Heide.


A meadow brown - common, and very variable in exact markings - with Perchtoldsdorf in the background.
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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2021, 02:54:12 PM »
Wall lizard is cool lizard

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Re: Cute and Wholesome Picture Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2021, 10:57:21 AM »
Wall lizard is cool lizard
Yeah, they were living in the two remaining walls of an old castle tower up in the forest. I quite liked the idea that once the knights had gone, the little dragons crept back in :)



Also please enjoy this small kobold with big hat:


Source: https://twitter.com/siggymcc/status/1428391033419620358
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