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Heading home from Honduras

I was very lucky to visit Honduras, but sadly I could only spend a short time with the scientists as they are very busy.

I spent all of my time in Cusuco National Park, an area of mountain forest.   202 more words

Sasha's Travels

Why is Studenchishte Marsh so important!?

According to the Index of endemic biodiversity (Wilke, T. et al. (2008) Patterns and Processes of Speciation in Ancient Lakes, Developments in Hydrobiology 205), Ohrid Lake with its 212 endemic species is classified as one of the most important water ecosystem in the world. 696 more words


Exploring the Wonders of Nature

Happy Friday! And for those living on the East Coast of the USA, today is the First Day of Spring ha!

Obviously, it is hard to believe due to the snow falling outside at this moment! 780 more words


Species of the Week: Bermuda Bluebird

The Bermuda Bluebird (Sialia sialis) is an indigenous species to Bermuda. These vibrantly coloured birds have a rich history with the island, and Bermuda is the only place outside of North America where the birds are known to breed. 536 more words


Perching Lily

Collospermum hastatum

(previously known as Astelia hastata)

Perching Lily / Kahakaha / Widow Maker

A plant that only grows in the crook of tree branches. 310 more words



It was a beautiful surprise when I saw this fresh water crab whilst exploring a stream in Malta. This fresh water crab is endemic for the Maltese Islands. 23 more words