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04/10/2017 10:23 PM
Lousiana Master Naturalists Northeast Flock To Black Bayou For General Interest Meeting
Yesterday evening (Oct 3) Kimmie and I went to The Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge to attend the first open meeting of the group that aims to serve as the northeastern chapter of the statewide Louisiana Master Naturalists. As if to salute the formation of the group,  a flock of ...

01/09/2017 09:38 PM
Sponsoring a sea turtle nest with ARCAS Guatemala
Hello everybody.  Charles Paxton here, I received a communication today from my friend and ARCAS Director, Colum Muccio alerting us to the fact that it is now the height of sea turtle nesting season and inviting us to sponsor a nest again at US $25. Kimmie and I have done ...

16/08/2017 02:16 AM
Leaf-footed Bugs

15/08/2017 11:39 PM
Book Review: American Alligator, Ancient Predator in the Modern World
by C.Paxton for wildopeneye. When it comes to environmental education there’s nothing like a good book, and the one I’m reading at the moment called American Alligator, Ancient Predator in the Modern World by Kelby Ouchley is superb. Full of interesting facts and anecdotes and good clear images that not only ...

15/08/2017 08:40 PM
Macro Photography, A Golden Fly

06/08/2017 11:26 PM
“On the Wing”, A Mississippi Kite by Kimmie Paxton
To kick off we have a nice shot of a soaring Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) captured as it soared over an artillery emplacement on Vicksburg’s National Military Park. There were a pair wheeling and soaring about in the company of a hawk in the late afternoon sunshine, much to the ...

01/08/2017 06:24 PM
Exhibitions on Wild Open Eye. Exhibition 1 “On the Wing.”
Greetings nature photographers! In honour of Wildopeneye’s late founder, Andy Luck, I have decided that wildopeneye blog is going to host a serious online wildlife photography exhibition, perhaps several if they work well, on various interesting and popular themes. At first I shall choose a theme to kick-off with,  and ...

22/07/2017 06:44 PM
Promising speech by Secretary of State Michael Gove on the future of our natural environment
Check out this very promising speech on the future of our natural environment by Secretary of State Michael Gove to WWF that sets the tone for a Green Brexit that will promote biodiversity. I like the ambitions expressed: “We must raise our ambitions so we seek to restore nature and reverse decline.” “Now, ...

17/07/2017 07:35 PM
Africa and Asia Pacific ‘justice league’ moves for stronger action on wildlife crime
Africa and Asia Pacific ‘justice league’ moves for stronger action on wildlife crime (UN Environment press release JULY 05, 2017) Legal and justice officials from 22 countries spanning Africa and Asia-Pacific today advanced their common understanding of the key elements and provisions needed for effective legal frameworks and coordinated efforts ...

28/06/2017 07:06 PM
News Shorts: Sausages for wildflowers, why less bug squash is cause for concern, ivory trade and eco-friendly chocolate
Sausages in buns will be on sale this Saturday at Monroe Brookshires on Highway 165, Monroe Louisiana from 10 am to 5 pm. This is a fund-raiser in aid of wild flower plantation at Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana. Volunteers hope to contribute money to pay for additional plantings ...