Just a little while ago we mentioned to our friends and neighbors two houses further down the hill that we hadn’t seen nor heard either Toucans or Oropendolas lately. Bird’s lives are often governed by seasonality, which makes them plentiful or scarce, depending on time or place, just like mangoes, and we thought our temporary lack of the […]Read more "Motecuhzoma xocoyotzin in my backyard … or Monty is back !"
I cheated. Yesterday I posted the answer to a friend’s question on Facebook, as if it was my own. It wasn’t. It was Dan’s. The issue revolved around the identity of a most peculiar looking creature. It was postulated to be a living animal and all us former biologists, who are fairly thick on the […]Read more "Mother Nature Needs You!"
Have you ever seen a Riefenschnabelani? Neither had I. It was just after seven o’clock this morning and we were lounging comfortably, freshly brewed coffee within reach, watching the qualifying for the F1 GP of Abu Dhabi on TV. During the lull between sessions my gaze followed some swift movement outside. In the guarumo tree […]Read more "An Ani or more"
Easily sustaining my righteous indignation regarding a certain norteamericano’s unopposed badmouthing [see previous post] of our feria farmers through today, Friday, el día de la feria de los agricultores, I marched off to the market early on this gloriously sunny morning. Parking is never a problem, if you make it to the market around seven in the morning and I was […]Read more "Vendor Vindication"