What to do when the mountains call.. and you can’t go

Whether it’s due to a storm, a lack of finances, or the fact that you live in flat, flat Florida (like me), there are times that even the most intrepid of adventurers are forced through periods of wilderness withdrawal. This is a list for times like those. Armchair hike – Sometimes “adventures” happen when you’re…

Interesting this Week – bees, babblers, travelers and bees

This will be the first in a series of weekly posts showcasing interesting nature and science links. In the News Commuting Bees – In the light of the worlds recent bee declines, citizens in Norway’s capital, Oslo, have decided to help these industrious little flyers by creating the worlds first “bee highway” through the city.…

Swimming with the Flightless

Clattering in a rickety pickup truck through the dark, sandy streets of Puerto Villamil I struggled to keep my eyes open. It was four in the morning in the Galapagos Islands, and I had woken up just minutes before. As my eyelids sunk lower and lower, the truck motored its way towards the port, occasionally…

Exploring Seymour Norte

A desolate, flat island baking under the equatorial sun, Seymore Norte is home to large nesting populations of blue-footed boobies and great frigatebirds and not much else. Covered in a tangle of brush and dotted with the occasional opuntia cactus, the island itself is not much to look at. Enter the island’s feathered inhabitants however, and…