This post is reposted from http://www.anoleannals.com and so might be a little familiar in its start to readers here. I’m back from Redonda and the expedition was a great success! I’m happy to report there were many Anolis nubilus boulder-hopping out of the way of the black rats and even blacker ground lizards on the island. In many ways the … More Reporting on the Reptiles of Redonda
As I said in the previous Redonda post, I’m headed to the island in search of the three endemic species of lizards living there. My goal is to gather as much baseline data as possible on the natural history of these lizards so we can come back in a year, or in 10 years and … More Working on Redonda
It doesn’t get much better than this NPR account of field biology, exploration, rare species and biodiversity conservation. Short story: (but really you should read the whole NPR article) there’s a spire of rock called Ball’s Pyramid in the Pacific Ocean, west of Australia. Hundreds of years ago, explorers landed, finding massive stick insects up … More Field expeditions at their best.