A small black-and-red dragonfly hangs onto what I believe is some kind of Solanum sp.. Our guide gave a name, but I have forgotten it. I do recall him saying that the berries are used by natives as a stomach cure, but that one would have to be really sick to make the disease worse than the cure in this case.
Guava, near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012
Coconuts, near the Rio Frio, Costa Rica, 2012
Palm Fruit, Restaurante Las Iguanas, Muelle, Costa Rica, 2012
Grazing in the Clouds #2, Simien Mountains National Park, 2007
Grazing in the Clouds, Simien Mountains National Park, 2007
Clearwater Trail, White Lake Provincial Park, Ontario, 2010
Mushroom, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada 2010
Little Bee-Eater (Merops pusillus), Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, June 2009
A flycatcher sits on a branch by lake Tana, patiently waiting for me to take its picture.
This was identified for me as a Little Green Bee-Eater (Merops orientalis), but I have had a chance to look at Birds of the Horn of Africa, and the distribution for the Little Green Bee Eater is wrong, and the Green one has green, not yellow, at the throat. I think it is a Little Bee-Eater, Merops pusillus.