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Last year, Isle Royale National Park released a draft plan to determine whether and how to stabilize the park’s wolf population. After evaluating the merits of several alternatives, weeding through public feedback, and with only two wolves remaining, the park has… 867 more words

Wildlife

Madeira – the Laurel forest at Ribeiro Frio

If you have limited time on Madeira, and the weather is at least reasonable, I’d recommend taking a bus ride north to the mountain village of Ribeiro Frio.  723 more words

Birds

Barrington Tops National Park

I had this week off work and, after a late evening with Andrew in the workshop on Monday, fixing the electrics back up and then testing and troubleshooting the plumbing until looong after dark, I set off early early on Tuesday to drop the cats off at the cattery, run a few little errands, and then to head on up the road. 568 more words

Campervan Travels

Never seeing cane the same way again

The beautiful artisan cane furniture that we see around in a lot of homes all come from a humble palm called rattan. But the spiny, spindly tropical climber is being grossly misused and overexploited to meet our growing needs. 78 more words

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SMALL BIRDS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND, PART 2

Did you get the answer to my question in last week’s blog?  Looking at the above photo, you might guess a small gull, or maybe a plover, but those are not correct.   319 more words

Endemism and Biodiversity in Madagascar

One of the world’s largest islands, just off the southeast coast of mainland Africa, home to more than 11,000 endemic plant species, the country of… 286 more words

Science

SMALL BIRDS OF THE GALAPAGOS ISLAND, PART 1

The diversity of animal life on the Galapagos Islands is astounding when you consider the remoteness and often difficult environment of these small land masses. Over 97% of the marine species, 30% of the flora and 80% of the birds are endemic – they are found no where on the rest of our planet.   553 more words