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 1,647 photos, 71 members
- Surrey Wildlife Trust: Wild Snaps 2,130 photos, 102 members
- UK Butterflies, Moths and Caterpillars 33,201 photos, 1,215 members
- Orchid n Orchids 18,115 photos, 551 members
- Zingiberales 911 photos, 81 members
- Angraecoid Orchids, mainly Angraecum and Aerangis 2,054 photos, 102 members
- Photos of Botanic Garden Meise (Belgium) 431 photos, 19 members
- Jamiroquai European Tour 2011 1,270 photos, 181 members
- Dendrobium Species 3,838 photos, 336 members
- Orchid Species 20,111 photos, 417 members
- Pollen Swapping 1,970 photos, 257 members
- Scanning Electron Microscopy / SEM 513 photos, 238 members
- Systematic Botany (not for "pretty flower images") 964 photos, 195 members
- Women of Star Wars 19 photos, 478 members
- Black Plants 429 photos, 126 members
- Liliaceae and its relatives 1,578 photos, 136 members
- Boraginaceae 860 photos, 87 members
- Flora y fauna de Canarias. 5,563 photos, 185 members
- Pea Family / Fabaceae 3,327 photos, 194 members
- Variegated plants 1,798 photos, 204 members
- Euphorbia 2,554 photos, 312 members
- Echinopsis 1,020 photos, 226 members
- Primulaceae 714 photos, 95 members
- Amaryllidaceae 1,473 photos, 163 members
- Ferns 7,252 photos, 845 members
- just ferns... 7,053 photos, 1,746 members
- Apocynaceae 3,977 photos, 264 members
- Myrsinaceae 46 photos, 13 members
- Cyperaceae 693 photos, 66 members
- Commelinaceae 317 photos, 55 members
- Iridaceae 1,435 photos, 155 members
- Scrophulariaceae Phrymaceae 1,124 photos, 144 members
- Mimulus 1,119 photos, 89 members
- Aroids 2,324 photos, 205 members
- STAR WARS In Concert 554 photos, 21 members
- Slipper Orchid 3,711 photos, 316 members
- Orchids 122,770 photos, 9,312 members
- Paphiopedilum and Identification 903 photos, 118 members
- The World of Clivias 661 photos, 110 members
- Bromeliads 7,631 photos, 642 members
- Passiflora 4,260 photos, 756 members
- Nepenthes 1,332 photos, 196 members
- Titan Arum 610 photos, 115 members
- Medicinal, Aromatic and Wild (or rare) Edible Plants 21,927 photos, 1,884 members
- Singapore Botanic Gardens 3,677 photos, 283 members
- Unidentified flowers and plants 7,109 photos, 1,115 members
- What flower is this? 7,970 photos, 1,067 members
- Jungles and Forests of the World 8,185 photos, 619 members
- Impatiens 980 photos, 107 members
- Begonia (3 per Day) 1,465 photos, 340 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