Flamingos and John Crows: Further Adventures in Birdland


After our dramatic hillside expedition at Strawberry Hill recently, we intrepid birders asked: What next? We were ready for anything, now. This time we set our sights on the fascinating and always revelatory area called Portland Bight. I have written about our experiences there several times before on this blog. Portland Bight is that big lump … More Flamingos and John Crows: Further Adventures in Birdland

Discovery Bay Marine Lab Opens New Biodiversity Boardwalk With EFJ Funding


So much has been happening that I am still trying to catch up. A lot of good things, actually. And here is just one of them, that will undoubtedly contribute to environmental education. It’s important for young people to see and experience important aspects of our natural heritage, and to examine our special and unique … More Discovery Bay Marine Lab Opens New Biodiversity Boardwalk With EFJ Funding

International Day of Forests: A Consultation in Jamaica


The UN International Day of Forests (March 21) has only been around since 2012; but the Forestry Department of Jamaica has been very busy since long before that “official day” was established. In the past few weeks, the Department has been very much focused on a series of public consultations on its Draft National Forest … More International Day of Forests: A Consultation in Jamaica

The Destruction of Paradise is Ongoing


On September 1, 2014 I wrote a blog post entitled: “The Systematic Dismantling of Paradise: A Preliminary Checklist.”  Well, here is an update. Six months later, the dismantling continues, unabated. If anything, it has accelerated. Let’s start in Central America, shall we? In Nicaragua, the Hong Kong-based HKND Group (reportedly backed by the Chinese Government) … More The Destruction of Paradise is Ongoing

A Short Tribute to The Likkle Lizard


I was inspired to share these photographs with you, my dear readers. As you are no doubt aware, Goat Islands in the Portland Bight Protected Area remains threatened by a mega-port, which the Jamaican Government wants China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) to build in this beautiful area on Jamaica’s south coast, consisting of pristine mangroves … More A Short Tribute to The Likkle Lizard

A Sunday of light (and heavy) showers: January 20, 2013


Now,  here’s a happy photo to kick off with! Yes, so good to see the politicians are still enjoying themselves! This time it was Minister Phillip Paulwell, who celebrated his fiftieth birthday in Port Royal (at the old Fort George of Horatio Nelson fame). According to one social writer, it was “on the social Richter … More A Sunday of light (and heavy) showers: January 20, 2013