Migration – more birds

Please consider all the images to be copyrighted and ask permission before using them in any way. Thank you. DEClapp Migration occurs pretty much everywhere in the world. Wildebeest and zebra move to find fresh grass as they follow the East African rains. As the glaciers receded from the northern hemisphere a few thousand yearsContinue reading “Migration – more birds”

Elephants; big & enthralling

Please consider the images (excepting the one that I note in the caption) as being copyrighted and ask permission before using in any way. Thank you. DEC The largest land mammal wears a baggy gray suit and has more wrinkles than a botox doctor’s waiting room. They are not colorful. They eat all the time.Continue reading “Elephants; big & enthralling”

Another mixed bag

Summer is a dull time for most nature stuff around here. The birds are either further north or just starting to head south. They are through singing and are now and have been restoring themselves after the rigors of the breeding season. The plants are a bit stressed due to the high heat levels andContinue reading “Another mixed bag”

Africa – over time

Please consider images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use or reproduce. I wish I could remember the source for the Africa habitat maps – they are valuable teaching tools. Thank you whoever you are. DEClapp This is important – you can’t understand Africa without this!! It probably applies everywhere throughout the world butContinue reading “Africa – over time”

Sleek and graceful – Impala

Please consider all images to be copyrighted and ask permission to use or copy. Thank you, DEClapp The antelope are a common part of the African scene because of the grasses and shrubbery of the African plains. The vegetation drives (allows) all sorts of things to survive by providing nourishment and moisture. Unlike the GiantContinue reading “Sleek and graceful – Impala”

Cliff Swallows and Tobacco

Please regard the images in this post as copyrighted and ask permission to use them in any way. Thanks. DEClapp Before we get started I want to refer anyone who develops an interest in this topic to two very entertaining and educational articles: one in the Daily Hampshire Gazette, a county newspaper from central Massachusetts,Continue reading “Cliff Swallows and Tobacco”

Penguins – to the Falklands

The Falkland islands have been featured in a few posts as have the Falkland Island penguins. There are lots of Rockhoppers, Gentoos, Magellanic, and King Penguins on these rather remote and unsettled islands. The Falklands consist of 780 islands, islets, and protruding rocks; only two of the islands (East and west Falkland) are of anyContinue reading “Penguins – to the Falklands”