Great sunset. The sun is still quite high in the sky and the sea looks like a golden silk sheet.
Frogs are some of the most colourful animals, and this dendrobates frog is certainly full of colour.
But it also contains a dangerous poison. Why are beauty and danger so often close friends?
In one of my classes today we looked at a map of Mexico. As usual the copy was not so clear so here is a much clearer version in colour.
A new discovery in the forests of Central America is this see-thru (or see-into) animal which has been nicknamed the glass frog.
If our bodies were like this it would save a fortune on medical bills.
A new improved image of this photo can be found here
You can see a further view from above here.
I was lucky enough to go there once, and I asked an American guy who had lived there for more than 20 years if he ever thought the views looked boring. He said, “No”.
Many animals have a special name for their baby or young, for example a baby dog is a puppy.
But I know of no such name for this animal so I guess I should just say baby pangolin.
In one of my classes today we looked at some of the issues in Israel and particularly in Gaza. The map which I gave each student wasn’t very clear, so here is the digital version, and if you put your cursor over the map and click you can get an even bigger map.