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Sri Lanka 2017 Part 2: Kandy & Nuwara Eliya

Kandy is a major Sri Lankan city, known for its tea and also the Temple of the Tooth, one of the most sacred locations for Buddhists. 1,030 more words

The Natural World

Sri Lanka 2017 Part 1: Sigiriya

A few weeks ago I was embarking on a trip I had been looking forward to for quite a while. I was heading on a fortnight-long Naturetrek tour around Sri Lanka with a focus on the nation’s fantastic mammals and vast array of endemic birds. 750 more words

The Natural World


I see Abert Squirrels running around the forest floor and climbing trees, always moving. They seek food all day. Here is one I saw recently in a Ponderosa Pine … 17 more words

Ponderosa Pine

Westonbirt Bioblitz

We spent a fabulous morning taking part in the Bioblitz at Westonbirt.  Nature experts took groups round the arboretum to see small mammals, butterflies, bees, wildflowers, dragonflies and more.   39 more words



Mule Deer are native to western North America. Their name derives from the fact that they have large ears, like a mule, the ears move continuously and independently.   44 more words


The Mighty Tracker

“Quick, look at the bird feeder,” my guy said this morning.

I expected some exotic bird and chuckled to myself, a memory of our youngest son telling me about the huge gray bird with a black head and long, long tail that it was in the driveway last week. 521 more words

Animal Sign

Romania: brown bears

We have seen bears before.  On Vancouver Island we saw black bears on at least two occasions but I never took the opportunity to photograph them.   71 more words