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 2,725 photos, 107 members
- Surrey Wildlife Trust: Wild Snaps 2,990 photos, 139 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 57,731 photos, 1,796 members
- Orchid n Orchids 29,087 photos, 710 members
- Zingiberales 1,479 photos, 92 members
- Angraecoid Orchids, mainly Angraecum and Aerangis 2,649 photos, 104 members
- Photos of Botanic Garden Meise (Belgium) 534 photos, 26 members
- Jamiroquai European Tour 2011 1,264 photos, 180 members
- Dendrobium Species 5,093 photos, 362 members
- Orchid Species 29,991 photos, 522 members
- Pollen Swapping 2,089 photos, 267 members
- Scanning Electron Microscopy / SEM 524 photos, 274 members
- Systematic Botany (not for "pretty flower images") 1,051 photos, 229 members
- Women of Star Wars 18 photos, 475 members
- Black Plants 442 photos, 131 members
- Liliaceae and its relatives 2,157 photos, 157 members
- Boraginaceae 1,381 photos, 96 members
- Flora y fauna de Canarias. 7,149 photos, 226 members
- Pea Family / Fabaceae 5,364 photos, 220 members
- Variegated plants 2,001 photos, 234 members
- Euphorbia 3,515 photos, 343 members
- Echinopsis 1,326 photos, 237 members
- Primulaceae 924 photos, 113 members
- Amaryllidaceae 1,664 photos, 182 members
- Ferns 9,173 photos, 995 members
- just ferns... 8,099 photos, 1,889 members
- Apocynaceae 4,948 photos, 296 members
- Myrsinaceae 71 photos, 17 members
- Cyperaceae 864 photos, 77 members
- Commelinaceae 363 photos, 60 members
- Iridaceae 1,670 photos, 186 members
- Scrophulariaceae Phrymaceae 1,407 photos, 153 members
- Mimulus 1,296 photos, 93 members
- Aroids 3,062 photos, 231 members
- STAR WARS In Concert 544 photos, 21 members
- Slipper Orchid 4,254 photos, 351 members
- Orchids 143,956 photos, 9,929 members
- Paphiopedilum and Identification 1,139 photos, 124 members
- The World of Clivias 697 photos, 122 members
- Bromeliads 9,939 photos, 698 members
- Passiflora 4,904 photos, 801 members
- Nepenthes 1,425 photos, 221 members
- Titan Arum 611 photos, 118 members
- Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants 22,413 photos, 1,967 members
- Singapore Botanic Gardens 4,161 photos, 309 members
- Unidentified flowers and plants 8,079 photos, 1,163 members
- What flower is this? 8,575 photos, 1,080 members
- Jungles and Forests of the World 10,393 photos, 719 members
- Impatiens 1,193 photos, 118 members
- Begonia (3 per Day) 1,985 photos, 363 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