[Photo © Josh Engel: Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, 5 Sep 2011] Read more about A first for Illinois, discovered in the Field Museum's collection
Last night I was a guest on "Chicago Tonight," a live nightly news program that is broadcast on Chicago's PBS affiliate, WTTW. I was talking about the wonderful Sandhill Crane migration that the Chicago area experienced over the last couple of days, with thousands pouring through the area, including many right over and around downtown. It's been great publicity for birds. My interview was accompanied by the beautiful photographs that Jerry Goldner took of the migrating cranes. Read more about Live interview on Chicago's PBS affiliate: "A Sky Full of Cranes"
Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania has captured the imagination for decades, and climbing it is one of the most common items on the proverbial bucket list. “Kili” is not only the tallest mountain in Africa, it is the tallest free-standing (isolated and not part of a mountain range) massif in the world. Thousands of climbers ascend Kilimanjaro every year, trekking through multiple habitat zones to reach the summit which is 5895 m (19571 feet) above sea level. Read more about Kilimanjaro's Small Mammals