Here’s another installment from our recent tour from Peru. We booked through Amazon Birding Peru and went with Saturnino Llactahuaman, a superb guide and owner of the Manu Birding Lodge. The Manu Birding Lodge is located on the Rio Madre de Dios and is only about a 30 minute boat-ride to the clay lick. I recently…… Continue reading Parrots of the Collpa Guacamayo de Blanquillo (Clay Lick) in Peru.
The evangelical Christians and Trump supporters are making their rounds with the same old sickening reaction from a natural disaster: just blame the gays. This type of reaction by religious people is the ‘poison’ that Christopher Hitchens referred to when he famously stated, “Religion poisons everything.” For all the moderate religious people that stick to…… Continue reading Hurricane Harvey: Blame the gays.
I was just reading how Joel Osteen’s megachurch finally folded to social media pressure to open its doors to flood victims in Houston. His megachurch, which seats over 16,000, is located near downtown Houston. I researched Joel Osteen’s net worth and it’s around 40 million dollars. I know that many preachers and ministries out there…… Continue reading Tax the churches
Last year I was thrilled to discover a pair of Mississippi kites conducting courtship in the neighbor’s tree right across the street. The tree was literally 50 yards from my front door. I’m a raptor freak. Most of my early background in the wildlife field was spent studying or counting raptors. I’m always trying to…… Continue reading Suburban Mississippi kites
My wife and I recently traveled to Peru for the second time in two years. The first trip to Peru was a combination of her and some of her students netting for bats and me joining her and separating from her students and going a bird tour to the infamous Manu Rd. Our guide, Saturnino,…… Continue reading Monkeys from our recent Peru trip.
Our national embarassment still thinks he is campaigning. If you watch his rally, it’s all about Trump. It’s not about the United States. It’s about Trump. It’s about making him feel better after a disastrous week, last week. He basically painted himself as the victim of last week’s insanity. He claims the press is dishonest…… Continue reading Trump’s unhinged rally in Arizona.
The solar eclipse came and went. I was fortunate to be invited out to Salley, SC, to Whit Gibbon’s property. Whit is an internationally-known herpetologist and author of numerous articles and books. He had invited me out to his property back in July and I quickly determined he was making it a bio-preserve. Whit is…… Continue reading Total Solar Eclipse