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Ofu Beach American Samoa National Park

The second island in American Samoa I visited was Ofu. It is joined by a slim suspension bridge to Olisega and together they are six kilometers long.  This isolated speck of paradise has steep verdant slopes of thick forest and … Continue reading

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Beautiful National Park of American Samoa

I have just come back from a remarkable visit to one of our least known treasures and one of the most beautiful places I have seen – A National Park far deep in the Southern Hemisphere spanning several of the … Continue reading

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Fritillaries in a Butterfly Garden in Maine

South of Bar Harbor, Maine, tucked away in the woods and close to the water, is a house with a wonderful butterfly garden.  It is close to the end of the season and the most common butterflies around now are fritillaries. … Continue reading

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August insects in Provence

I went for an early morning walk along the edge of the vineyards in a small valley near Bandol in Provence.  The grapes were ripening and the wildflowers dying, but the insects, especially the dragonflies, were out in force.  The sun … Continue reading

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Whales and Seabirds at Stillwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary

Last Week I went whale watching on a New England Aquarium whale watching trip run by Boston Harbor Cruises.  I was with NOAA Stillwagen Bank NMS and Mass Audubon staff.  We had a wonderful trip counting seabirds and saw several … Continue reading

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Carlisle Cranberry Bog, ME

At the beginning of July I went to the old cranberry bog near Carlisle.  It is a beautiful place – full of wildflowers,  birds and insects at this time of year. here are some of the photographs that I took … Continue reading

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Seabirds of Christmas Island

On a recent visit to Christmas Island, Kiribati I was lucky enough to spend a short time with the local wildlife official on a rat-free island in the lagoon reserved for seabirds. Christmas Island is an important breeding area for several … Continue reading

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