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The Last of the Last - the Demise of Our Australian Icons

The world is experiencing extinction rates not seen since the dinosaurs were killed off, marking the end of the Cretaceous period some 66 million years ago.  652 more words

Breaking the winter fast

It’s been a curiously cold winter here in Texas, while elsewhere in the country has been inundated by unrelenting snow storms.  Still the first Spring trees are beginning to flower and the crab apples have been blooming for almost three weeks despite the weather alternating between freezing temperatures as low as 28F and highs near the 80′s.  264 more words

The Tale of the Milu - Arriving in Beijing in 1984

 

Tian’an Men Square with Forbidden City in the background

View from hotel’s room

In the early 1980’s, the Chinese government officially required international support to save two endemic Chinese species namely the Panda and the Pere David’s Deer also called the Milu. 996 more words

Maria Boyd