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 2,576 photos, 104 members
- Surrey Wildlife Trust: Wild Snaps 2,919 photos, 136 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 57,016 photos, 1,782 members
- Orchid n Orchids 28,128 photos, 701 members
- Zingiberales 1,445 photos, 91 members
- Angraecoid Orchids, mainly Angraecum and Aerangis 2,650 photos, 105 members
- Photos of Botanic Garden Meise (Belgium) 526 photos, 24 members
- Jamiroquai European Tour 2011 1,264 photos, 180 members
- Dendrobium Species 4,928 photos, 356 members
- Orchid Species 28,474 photos, 507 members
- Pollen Swapping 2,084 photos, 267 members
- Scanning Electron Microscopy / SEM 521 photos, 274 members
- Systematic Botany (not for "pretty flower images") 1,044 photos, 224 members
- Women of Star Wars 18 photos, 479 members
- Black Plants 440 photos, 131 members
- Liliaceae and its relatives 2,081 photos, 152 members
- Boraginaceae 1,315 photos, 96 members
- Flora y fauna de Canarias. 6,953 photos, 223 members
- Pea Family / Fabaceae 5,147 photos, 212 members
- Variegated plants 1,974 photos, 231 members
- Euphorbia 3,459 photos, 340 members
- Echinopsis 1,330 photos, 237 members
- Primulaceae 850 photos, 109 members
- Amaryllidaceae 1,642 photos, 177 members
- Ferns 9,069 photos, 982 members
- just ferns... 8,033 photos, 1,876 members
- Apocynaceae 4,918 photos, 292 members
- Myrsinaceae 71 photos, 16 members
- Cyperaceae 861 photos, 76 members
- Commelinaceae 363 photos, 60 members
- Iridaceae 1,620 photos, 182 members
- Scrophulariaceae Phrymaceae 1,377 photos, 150 members
- Mimulus 1,275 photos, 93 members
- Aroids 3,025 photos, 228 members
- STAR WARS In Concert 544 photos, 21 members
- Slipper Orchid 4,220 photos, 349 members
- Orchids 142,343 photos, 9,887 members
- Paphiopedilum and Identification 1,110 photos, 124 members
- The World of Clivias 696 photos, 122 members
- Bromeliads 9,687 photos, 692 members
- Passiflora 4,858 photos, 798 members
- Nepenthes 1,410 photos, 217 members
- Titan Arum 611 photos, 120 members
- Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants 21,752 photos, 1,961 members
- Singapore Botanic Gardens 4,100 photos, 307 members
- Unidentified flowers and plants 7,972 photos, 1,160 members
- What flower is this? 8,506 photos, 1,079 members
- Jungles and Forests of the World 10,201 photos, 715 members
- Impatiens 1,185 photos, 117 members
- Begonia (3 per Day) 1,889 photos, 360 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