Regional Flora & Fauna
I'm a bit unfortunate in that I am allergic to many insect bites from sandflies to gnats and biting midgies, and so I do my best to identify types in case I need hospital treatment.
Facts about the isolated island state of Madagascar, its unique and fascinating animals like lemurs, chameleons, geckos and frogs.
Few people have ever seen a polecat so you might not have noticed this lithe predator bounding back into our countryside after centuries of persecution.
In winter, the Narcisse Snake Dens contain the world's largest concentration of red-sided garter snakes. The snakes are non-venomous and are sometimes kept as pets.
Ice plant is a succulent that is common in Tenerife. It gets its name because of the tiny crystals that cover its leaves and stems.
Tenerife is a wonderful place in the Canary Islands for anyone interested in botany or herbalism because there is an incredible wealth of medicinal herbs that grow wild on the island. There are endemic species like the...
European Larch and the Bald Cypress recognizing these trees with the aid of images,text and descriptions. The intention of this series 'A Study of Trees' is to help those interested in trees to identi
Because of its subtropical climate Tenerife is an ideal place for cacti to grow in the Canary Islands. However, it doesn't have any native species, although it does have many endemic succulents and one of these is often...
The southwestern area of British Columbia in Canada has beautiful wildflowers. Here are photos and descriptions of some of my favourite spring blossoms.
The cave lions are distinct and extinct species of cold weather lions. Perfectly preserved samples have been discovered. Will we bring back the cave lions? In time, this could come to pass.
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