A sample of Turkey’s urban flora and fauna

A sample of Turkey’s urban flora and fauna

We spotted wild flowers, insects, and even some tadpoles on our morning walk.

Flowers and seed heads

Is that a cabbage white?

Poppies and litter

Any idea what this insect is?

Not morning glories, but glorious in the morning sun

A broad sweep of flowers

Big daisies

A prickly thing!

Tadpoles fighting for survival — we hope the water doesn’t dry up before they get their legs!

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  1. Gunta June 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Those morning glories look a lot like things we call “bindweed”. They wrap around everything and are an impossible struggle to eradicate. I think I need new glasses. Never could find the insect.

    • Animalcouriers June 9, 2012 at 7:12 am - Reply

      Erm, they are one and the same thing! Courier J must feel that in an neglected urban setting they might have a beauty which is beyond a gardener’s ability to perceive 😉
      The insect is perhaps a dragonfly (photo above the ‘bindweed’) but a magnifying glass is certainly needed 😀

  2. dou dou June 9, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    I’ve heard that Turkey is beautiful 🙂

    • Animalcouriers June 9, 2012 at 7:13 am - Reply

      Oh, it certainly is but sadly we only get to scratch the surface 🙂

  3. Lisa at fLVE June 9, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Stick insect? I can’t see it. I am totally guessing. And oh, i am rooting for the tadpoles too.

  4. Jamie Dedes December 30, 2012 at 4:36 am - Reply

    Lovely photos. Unfortunate that trash is as ubiquitous as flowers these day.

    • Animalcouriers December 30, 2012 at 10:02 am - Reply

      It’s a great shame but at least the wild flowers seem to be able to cope with areas of trash desolation and manage to take the edge off it.

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