Rainbows don't just appear after the rain.
This one came beforehand from over the Atlantic Ocean offshore from Isla Verde, San Juan, PR
This Monarch caterpillar appeared on the
underside of a leaf of one of the many huge milkweed plants in Puerto
Rico on 2/3/02. In Ponce, milkweed plants were six feet high and
had fist-sized pods.
Rooster, Quebradillas, Puerto Rico, 1/31/02. This
rooster was on its own near a shopping center.
Hermit Crab, near Loíza, Puerto Rico,
1/10/05. I saw this small animal on land, in a karst forest near
Snail, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, 1/8/05
Snail, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, 1/9/05
Female Great Southern White.
This butterfly may officially be a "white," but it's actually very
colorful. The mostly yellow wings have some orange and green
veins, and the antennae clubs are light blue. I found this
butterfly in the only place where I've ever seen this species: at an
out-of-the-way beach in Loíza,
Puerto Rico on 1/10/05. In fact, it was visiting flowers at the
edge of a karst forest.
Male Great Southern White, Loíza,1/6/05. The
black forewing tips identify it as a male.
Male Great Southern
White, same location,
1/10/05. The blue antennae clubs show up best in this photo.
Byssus Skipper? (Problema byssus), Isla
Verde (San Juan), Puerto Rico, 1/11/05. I think it's a Byssus, anyway. It's also found
throughout Florida and Missouri, so I'm not surprised I saw one this far
Mystery Skipper, Isla Verde, Puerto Rico,
1/09/05. This skipper seems similar to the one on the left, but
the dorsal side of the hind wings is somewhat different.
Puerto Rico Zoo
Male Peacock, Puerto Rico Zoo,
Capybara (and turtle). Here a
member of the world's largest rodent species seems to be overwhelming a turtle
(on the left).