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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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Kiribati, The Warmth of Christmas Island

I visited Christmas Island for some meetings this week. It is the largest coral atoll in the world –  150 square miles or so and a lagoon about the same size.  It is in a remote area of the Pacific as … Continue reading

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Afternoon Walk by the Lake in Ireland

The cottage is surrounded by trees including beech, oak, larch and Scots Pine.  The lane winds through mixed woodland leading to hedgerows and fields. These photographs were taken at the end of May on a walk through the woods and into the … Continue reading

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Memories of Mallorca

This stunning island has beautiful landscape and buildings.  If you want to avoid the crowds on the coast go inland to experience a Mallorca that has not changed for centuries. Here are a few photos I took on a visit a … Continue reading

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

I went to Plum Island last weekend  – the Parker River National Wildlife refuge.  Wonderful to see the ecosystems on this barrier island. It was a bit early for many migrants, but as I am still excited by almost any … Continue reading

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Flowers from a La Jolla Garden in March

Spring came early to Southern California this year.  The blue skies and riot of color in a peaceful La Jolla yard was wonderful after the freezing Boston weather and piles of snow.  Hummingbirds rested in the shade and Monarch butterflies flew by … Continue reading

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Loons in Winter

My first Winter in Boston – although it is cold – birding in Boston Harbor is excellent! This evening I watched two loons in winter plumage feeding next to Central Wharf by the New England Aquarium. I stood on the packed … Continue reading

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