For Darwin Day Im sharing my favourite science book. Last Chance to See is the best thing Douglas Adams ever wrote with Mark Carwardine. Its connected to but not the same as the radio series of the same name that Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine made for BBC Radio 4. The idea was that Douglas Adams would travel the world with Mark Carwardine looking for species on the verge of extinction. Douglas would be bewildered by the wildlife and Mark would explain to Douglas what he was looking…
Cork. Forest in a bottle - filmed in Alentejo, Portugal BBC Wildlife. Wildlife film. Every time we weigh up which bottle of wine to buy, we hold the fate of nightingales, rare black storks, secretive wild cats and one of the world's most remarkable trees in our hands. It has all to do with the stopper. If it is cork, it probably came from the bark of one of the ancient cork oak trees from the Montados, in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
Medan, Indonesia - A Sumatran tiger in a tree at a zoo. There are only around 250 of the cats left in the wild, compared to about 1,000 in the 1970's, according to the World Wildlife Fund, meaning that this species could become the first large predator to go extinct in the 21st century. The Week in Pictures | November 12 – 18, 2012 - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times
Hendy Mp, a talented wildlife photographer based in Indonesia, has captured what is probably one of the weirdest spectacles we’ve ever seen – a tree frog going for a wild rodeo ride on the back of a giant horned wood-boring beetle. The tree frog is a Reinwardt’s Flying Frog, a threatened species that can glide down from trees with the skin between its fingers and toes.