A naturalist is a person who has an intense curiosity about all things---plants, animals, stars, rocks, even scotch and cigars. But this site will focus on the incredible diversity of fauna and flora found on this "pale blue dot called Earth". DrTom
.....a true naturalist is "a man who is in love with the world". Charles Kimberlin Brain
Stories of the Week
The olinguito from South America, the only mammal on the list. Photographer unknown.
Two chimps in the Gangu forest observe the survey team. Photo by Ephrem Mpaka.
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A male Lesser Antillean Bullfinch at banana. These are very tame birds, and they are found nearly everywhere in St. Lucia.
Gray Trembler from St. Lucia, Caribbean. Look at those spooky eyes.
Seven day old Bobolink nestlings in a Petri dish waiting to have a blood sample taken and to be banded in upstate NY.
Black-capped Chickadee excavating a nest hole in a red maple. Chickadees are considered "weak" excavators, but the wood chips were flying off this tree.
All photos on this website were taken by Tom or Robin Gavin, unless otherwise credited.
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