Amplexus is a Latin word meaning embrace. The male frog clasps the female in a tight embrace; some literally glue themselves onto their partner. I’m sticking with you babe! The … Continue Reading Hug me, squeeze me! Amplexus.
Source: The amazing Purple Sandpiper! Some of the birds seen on the eastern coasts of Britain during the winter, return to breed in the beautiful mountain plateau, known as Hardangervidda, in … Continue Reading The amazing Purple Sandpiper!
A small flock of Purple Sandpipers overwinter in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, every year. It is very easy to see these beautiful birds roosting just above the water on the artificial concrete … Continue Reading The amazing Purple Sandpiper!
Source: The slings and arrows of cyber space! (a poem) The fog of ignorance lies heavy on the land. Swirling mists of prejudice, dense in places, Dissipated here and there … Continue Reading The slings and arrows of cyber space! (a poem)
Source: Sixth symphony versus the sixth extinction? An essay on biodiversity. So what has this got to do with Beethoven? Well nothing really, but I want to do is to … Continue Reading Sixth symphony versus the sixth extinction? An essay on biodiversity loss.
What would you rather have: elephants or Beethoven’s Sixth symphony? Well, yes, it’s a ridiculous question I know, and of course we can have both, but it does throw up … Continue Reading Sixth symphony versus the sixth extinction? An essay on biodiversity loss.
Source: Airport frogs La Coruña airport is really good place to see Perez’s frog (Pelophylax perezi), also known as Iberian water frog, Iberian green frog, or Coruna frog. I’m not joking! There … Continue Reading Airport frogs
Source: Dragons in the park Monitor lizards are no slouches. According to one expert, they ‘can count, have memories, have shown map knowledge, and plan ahead’. That’s more than some … Continue Reading Dragons in the park
The Southeast Asian water monitor, a large lizard called Varanus salvator subspecies macromaculatus, occurs throughout southern Asia and Southeast Asia. It can grow very large, apparently up to 3 m in length, although … Continue Reading Dragons in the park