Monthly Archives: September 2013

Insects in Taiwan

Taiwan is famous for its beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.  Most of them moved too fast for my camera to catch but here are a few examples of the wonderful insects I saw recently.  The forests and wetlands were full of … Continue reading

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Eagles Rising

When I was in Taiwan I was invited to see “the Eagles Rising”. This is the stunning annual hawk migration in Southern Taiwan that occurs every September to October.  Chinese Goshawks and other species migrate to the Philippines from China … Continue reading

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Migrating Birds in Southern Taiwan

I was in Southern Taiwan for a conference this week. One morning at first light  I stood on the balcony of my hotel room  and watched the wind in the palm trees near the harbor.  As the light improved I … Continue reading

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Copper banded butterflyfish

Our new Copper-banded butterflyfish at the Aquarium is beautiful. I could not resist sharing a short video. Also called Beaked coralfish, these Indo Pacific reef fish have elongated snouts with small mouths so they can feed on invertebrates in small … Continue reading

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Magical Antarctica

Antarctica is a place of haunting beauty.  I think it is hard not to take nice photographs there as everywhere you look the scenery is simply stunning.  I t is a place I like to remember when I want to … Continue reading

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