Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken (and Its Many Delights)

When we venture out on new roads, it’s often in the interests of birds. Watching them, that is. Or if you prefer the short and simple phrase – birding. When I saw this week’s challenge – The Road Taken – I thought of this beautiful walk, enjoying everything we saw along the way. Last year … More Weekly Photo Challenge: The Road Taken (and Its Many Delights)

Of Shark Rocks and Tropicbirds, and A Walk Along Ecclesdown Road

To discover a completely new place, a fresh landscape one’s eyes have never before seen. Not traveling the world, but right here on one’s own beautiful island. This is what we did recently, visiting new and familiar places in Portland. BirdLife Jamaica recently went on a special weekend excursion to eastern Jamaica. I dragged my … More Of Shark Rocks and Tropicbirds, and A Walk Along Ecclesdown Road

International Day of Forests in Jamaica: The Wood and Water Connection

The Taino word for Jamaica, Xaymaca, means “Land of Wood and Water.” The Tainos were describing tall trees, flowing rivers, splashing waterfalls. The two words fit together. Today (March 21) was International Day of Forests; and the theme is Forests and Water: Sustaining Lives and Livelihoods. What could be more important than the forest/water connection? However, the average … More International Day of Forests in Jamaica: The Wood and Water Connection