Tag Archives: Panama

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

I’ve just finished reading On the Vegetation of the Galapagos Archipelago, as compared with that of some other Tropical Islands and of the Continent of America by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, who was born 194 years ago today. In 1844, … Continue reading

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A Chance to Contribute

The internet is my library. Without it, my learning about the plants here in Panama would be unbearably slow. I often think of Jean Henri Fabre who had to mail out plant specimens and wait for a botanist to reply … Continue reading

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Jump Up and Down Bird

When the dry season arrives, I start listening for what I call the Jump Up and Down Bird. The bird’s call is a quick wheeze, repeated over and over, described in Birds of Panama* as an “…explosive buzzy dzee-eq.” Once I … Continue reading

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Tropical Mistletoe

Up in the tree, there, a flash of red. I know it’s not the flowers of this tree. Those red flashes are in a cojoba tree that blooms in May. The flowers don’t look anything like that, at all. Here’s … Continue reading

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