Archive for June 2014

Advertising Fiona Reid’s Nicaragua 2015 tour

June 29, 2014

Fiona Reid, legendary mammalogist, is running another trip to Nicaragua 2015 and asked if I would advertise it, which I do without hesitation. Fiona has teamed up with Jose Gabriel again for this tour who I had the great fortune to travel with earlier this. So I am sure its going to be a good trip, maybe even as good as this year’s tour.

Jon

New trip reports Poland & Ranthambore

June 29, 2014

Bieszczady, 2014: Jan Kelchtermans account of 9 days in the mountains with sightings of Bison and Wolf plus hearing a Lynx.

Ranthambore, 2014: Avi Sarkel’s account of a few days in Ranthambore in May, with some great Tiger pictures, plus Leopard and Sloth Bear.

cheers

Jon

Fishers return to New York City

June 25, 2014

Guess where I am going as soon as I get home…?

http://naturalsciencesresearch.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/fisher-photographed-in-the-bronx-first-ever-nyc-record-of-this-squirrel-and-rat-predator

Thanks to Fiona Reid for letting me know

Jon

Spotted Bat Survey

June 24, 2014

A cool citizen science opportunity if anyone is going to be near Washington State next month: Monitor spotted bats.

Snow Leopard Trip Report

June 22, 2014

Here’s a nice blog and pictures from Avi Sarkhel on a successful hunt for Snow Leopards earlier this year. I can’t wait to visit in October

Ladakh, 2014: Avi Sarkel’s account of a successful trip to see Snow Leopards, with 10 other species including Tibetan Wolf, Mountain Weasel and Stone Marten.

jon

Chinese fishermen film an Amur Tiger’s international swim

June 20, 2014

Unusual footage of a Tiger swimmings 300+ metres from Russia to China

http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/Swimming-tiger.html#cr

Jon

Sangha Lodge reopening 1 July

June 19, 2014

As some of you know, the fabulous Sangha Lodge in the Central African Republic has been closed for a few weeks because of the problems in the country.

The good news is that the lodge is opening for business again on 1 July. My visit there in 2011 was one of the udoubted highlights of my life. Its a nature lover’s paradise, and has one of the most interesting and impressive set of mammals anywhere. I will definitely return one day. There’s heaps I need to see there and I love the place

Jon