I am an enthusiast biologist living in London, UK and working for the cultivated plant conservation charity Plant Heritage.
In the past I've worked as a volunteer in the National Botanical Garden of Belgium. My main interests are botany, horticulture and conservation; but I also enjoy ecological issues and entomology.
Check my blog here ;) : www.naturanaute.com/
My master's thesis topic was a preliminary phylogeny of an African genus of angraecoid orchids called Tridactyle.
Want to see what it looks like? Here is Tridactyle bicaudata, gorgeous photo taken by afriorchids :
I also love gardening, tropical plants and green design like Patrick Blanc's green walls.
Here is my try!
- THE BRITISH PTERIDOLOGICAL SOCIETY The Fern Society 2,286 photos, 89 members
- Surrey Wildlife Trust: Wild Snaps 2,613 photos, 124 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 44,079 photos, 1,570 members
- Orchid n Orchids 24,767 photos, 636 members
- Zingiberales 1,374 photos, 89 members
- Angraecoid Orchids, mainly Angraecum and Aerangis 2,387 photos, 106 members
- Photos of Botanic Garden Meise (Belgium) 521 photos, 22 members
- Jamiroquai European Tour 2011 1,264 photos, 181 members
- Dendrobium Species 4,462 photos, 347 members
- Orchid Species 25,057 photos, 474 members
- Pollen Swapping 2,034 photos, 263 members
- Scanning Electron Microscopy / SEM 522 photos, 257 members
- Systematic Botany (not for "pretty flower images") 1,022 photos, 214 members
- Women of Star Wars 18 photos, 476 members
- Black Plants 449 photos, 128 members
- Liliaceae and its relatives 1,765 photos, 147 members
- Boraginaceae 1,012 photos, 94 members
- Flora y fauna de Canarias. 6,222 photos, 206 members
- Pea Family / Fabaceae 4,175 photos, 201 members
- Variegated plants 1,870 photos, 216 members
- Euphorbia 2,979 photos, 330 members
- Echinopsis 1,214 photos, 233 members
- Primulaceae 776 photos, 103 members
- Amaryllidaceae 1,558 photos, 169 members
- Ferns 8,386 photos, 925 members
- just ferns... 7,656 photos, 1,817 members
- Apocynaceae 4,568 photos, 282 members
- Myrsinaceae 62 photos, 16 members
- Cyperaceae 752 photos, 71 members
- Commelinaceae 345 photos, 58 members
- Iridaceae 1,525 photos, 171 members
- Scrophulariaceae Phrymaceae 1,225 photos, 147 members
- Mimulus 1,180 photos, 92 members
- Aroids 2,400 photos, 214 members
- STAR WARS In Concert 545 photos, 21 members
- Slipper Orchid 3,908 photos, 331 members
- Orchids 132,740 photos, 9,650 members
- Paphiopedilum and Identification 1,045 photos, 124 members
- The World of Clivias 675 photos, 118 members
- Bromeliads 8,424 photos, 687 members
- Passiflora 4,568 photos, 785 members
- Nepenthes 1,396 photos, 208 members
- Titan Arum 608 photos, 119 members
- Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants 22,096 photos, 1,922 members
- Singapore Botanic Gardens 3,981 photos, 297 members
- Unidentified flowers and plants 7,537 photos, 1,137 members
- What flower is this? 8,214 photos, 1,065 members
- Jungles and Forests of the World 9,229 photos, 666 members
- Impatiens 1,026 photos, 115 members
- Begonia (3 per Day) 1,518 photos, 352 members
"I’m a nature photographer, traveling around the world. One of my goals is to document the flora and fauna that I find during my explorations. However, my photos are useless without accurate identifications.
For several years now Sophie LeGuil has regularly and consistently been playing an extremely important role in the time-consuming process of describing and labeling my photos. She has made it possible for me to expand my contribution to the knowledge of plants of Planet Earth in meaningful ways. She has a broad knowledge not only of the plants in general but also of the networks, resources, and references available and how to apply them. She has numerous contacts who are experts in specific families. She is a patient teacher who can explain details in a vocabulary that we amateurs can understand. I’ve learned from her about the details that help in the ID process. She is a careful, thoughtful detective when challenged with a new plant; I trust her judgment. She doesn’t rush to a decision just to show that she knows the answer.
Thanks to her, a number of my photos can be found in important online reference websites like ARKive and Missouri Botanical Gardens. She has been an inspiration and a motivator for me.
Now if only I could keep up with recording the details that she sends me……
Sincerely, Shirley Sekarajasingham/Hesperia 2007"
March 21st, 2012
- September 2006
- Thionville, France
- I am:
- Female and Taken
- Threatened Plants Project Coordinator - Plant Heritage