I blew off work last Friday and visited a blue heron rookery that is located a short distance from my home here in British Columbia, Canada. I made this video to document my journey, and to celebrate earth day by remembering why it is that I do what I do. Yay Nature!
A mysterious—and extremely hairy—animal has been photographed again in the Serengeti plains, known as the Masai Mara in Kenya. Robert Berntsen, a frequent traveler to East Africa, photographed the creature, almost certainly a gazelle, in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve.
Scientists are getting closer to cloning and bringing extinct species back to life. Here DNA was extracted from animals that were either 23,000-43,000 years old and are able to bring its blood back to life. Amazing.
This post describes a new technique for sampling the 'blow' (or exhaled breath) of large whales. Researchers were able to successfully sample several species by using a radio-controlled helicopter with a sampling device. The helicopter was poised approximately 15 meters behind the whale, and once the whale exhaled it was flown directly through it.
It is that time again. Millions of beautiful Monarch Butterflies begin their migration from the Great Lakes to Mexico for the winter. The round trip journey is over 4500 kilometers and that is quite a way to go on those little wings to escape the cold. In ancient times it was the notice given that the cold time of year is coming.