Category: Conservation

The Prettiest Caterpillar in the World Tastes Like…

The Prettiest Caterpillar in the World Tastes Like…

“Why are you taking photos of this one? He is for eating.” K.B. stepped back to remove his shadow from over my camera. Lying across a dirt trail near my campsite in southern Africa I was tracking the movements of a large caterpillar. Camera pressed to my face I waited for it to reappear from …

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Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything…This Saturday at 2pm

Answers to Life, the Universe, and Everything…This Saturday at 2pm

From geckos that “bark” to the wiggly-wobbly walk of a chameleon (and lots of great creatures in between) I might not be able to write the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but let me entertain you this Saturday with other fun tidbits…

Resurrecting the Bare-Bottomed Zebra

Resurrecting the Bare-Bottomed Zebra

Have you ever heard of a “quagga?” What’s black, and white, and red all over? Answers to these questions within my newly published essay at travel website, iExplore! Click here (or the photo above) to join me as I search for these “extinct” zebra, the elusive pygmy falcon, and capture a bit of travel photography …

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“My Brain Becomes a Pop-up Store of John Muir Quotes”

“My Brain Becomes a Pop-up Store of John Muir Quotes”

“…I was awakened by a tremendous earthquake, and though I had never before enjoyed a storm of this sort, the strange thrilling motion could not be mistaken, and I ran out of my cabin, both glad and frightened, shouting, ‘A noble earthquake! A noble earthquake!‘ feeling sure I was going to learn something. ” ―John …

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Tuesdays in Tshwane: Collared Barbet

Tuesdays in Tshwane: Collared Barbet

Happy Tuesday, readers! Sharing a few snaps of a couple collared barbets. These two might be a mating pair. Does this surprise you? If so, you’re probably familiar with birds, and know that many male birds have more color, or striking variation in color, than females. The generally accepted explanation for this is that males …

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Shipwreck With Tiger

Shipwreck With Tiger

In the Maldives I saw ocean bioluminescence for the first time “in real life.” It was nothing like the swirling ocean of blue that the character experiences in Life of Pi. It was nothing like the endless sandy shores of blue-green illumination, bright enough to read by. We stayed awake into the wee hours of …

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An Old Fisherman in Mozambique and Glória de Sant’Anna

An Old Fisherman in Mozambique and Glória de Sant’Anna

I just wanted to share a few photographs from our recent Mozambique travels, along with this poem, by a beautiful writer I only learned about today. Her name is Glória de Sant’Anna.  I want to thank Luis R. Mitras, who works for the European Division of the University of Maryland University College, for his beautiful …

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