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Chasing a chickweed

On the ferry to Shetland I was reading a leaflet about some of the islands wildlife and it mentioned a very rare plant; Edmonston’s chickweed.  Common chickweed can be found all over Europe, but Edmonston’s chickweed is only found in a very small area on Unst, one of the northern islands in Shetland.   249 more words

Sasha's Travels


Here is the first gallery of California photos (hence Cal-Gal) from birder Barbara Bens, one of the folks on my recent California Coastal birding trip for Partnership for Interantional Birding. 161 more words



An endemic of the western ghats Nilgiri Langur(Trachypithecus johnii) strikes an acrobatic pose.

D7000,300mm f4 AFS nikkor.

Kerala ,Periyar Tiger reserve.



Our Partnership for International Birding (PIB) California trip did Monterey County today, from sea to Salinas Valley. From sea otter to Yellow-billed Magpie.This sea otter is about the cvutest predator you’ve ever seen. 92 more words


Role of Myth in Ongoing Endemic Risk Communication

I’ve been thinking recently about the rhetorics of disaster and how that plays on in social action. Nuanced dissonance between natural disasters and epidemics results in a privileging (in the form of response and attention) to some disasters and not others based on fairly ambiguous conditions. 762 more words

Week 4 Sept. 18 Blog Response

Wonderful Weekends

I didn’t and don’t expect the current pace of my updates to continue, but at the present time there is a continuation of new things to speak of and discoveries to be made such that I cannot help but feel obligated to continue writing with the same celerity. 1,180 more words