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Did you know? Dinosaur bones in Mexico Tony Burton

Thousands of dinosaur bones have been found in northern Mexico. Bones literally litter the ground. Here's a femur; there's a tibia; vertebrae, ribs, skulls... Dozens of dinosaurs, including the world... read more

Did You Know? Quetzal Dancers in Puebla, Mexico Tony Burton

    The Quetzal Dance is one of the most colorful folkloric dances anywhere in the country. It is also thought to be one of the most ancient. Both the dance and the spectacular headdresses worn b... read more

Butterflies by the million : the Monarchs of Michoacán Tony Burton

Every winter, more than one hundred million monarch butterflies fly into Mexico from the U.S. and Canada. On arrival they congregate in a dozen localities high in the temperate pine and fir forests of ... read more

Did you know? Mexico has over thirty UNESCO-designated biosphere reserves Tony Burton

A surprising percentage of Mexico's land area is protected in one form or another. A very large number of sites of archaeological or historical importance are managed by the National Institute of Anthr... read more

Did you know? Mexico's largest bird is the American White Pelican Tony Burton

The American White Pelican is Mexico's largest bird, while its relative the Brown Pelican is one of the most fun to watch. White Pelicans on Lake Chapala; photo: John Mitchell, Earth Images Foundat... read more

Did You Know? Mexico is home to oldest indigenous American domesticated dog breed. Tony Burton

When someone mentions "dogs" and "Mexico" in the same sentence, most people think immediately of the cute Chihuahua, small in proportions and large in personality but commonly dismissed by lovers of larger dogs as a small and unimportant "toy" breed. read more

Following The Monarch Butterfly To The Highlands Of Mexico Monarch Butterflies Tour E. Pluribus Gehrlein.

Following the Monarch Butterfly to the Highlands of Mexico E. Pluribus Gehrlein. The other side of the coin   First published in the Adirondack Mountain Sun, Volume 10, Number 19, Februa... read more

Did You Know? Some national symbols in Mexico are not what they seem Tony Burton

  This month, Mexico celebrates her birthday, the anniversary of her independence from Spain. On the evening of September 15, the annual El Grito ceremony is held in town plazas all across the cou... read more

Honeybees: have they emigrated to Mexico? Maggie Van Ostrand

There's been a big U.S. flap over the fact that honeybees seem to have gone missing. North Americans are becoming alarmed that, without pollination, foods such as almonds, apples, blueberries, peaches,... read more

Baja communities play a key role in conservation Wendee Holtcamp

Those moments when you can spontaneously interact with a wild animal, one on one, in their environment - whether it's under the ocean, on a mountain, in the middle of the desert - are pretty special, life changing even. read more

The Baja Animal Rescue Team

Pets are a billion-dollar industry in the United States, but even for the U.S., homeless cats and dogs are a major problem. There is civic funding to established programs to help control the situation,... read more

The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Back in 1940, just before Pearl Harbour, John Steinbeck and his marine biologist friend, Ed Rickets, chartered a fishing boat, the Western Flyer, in Monterey, California, and sailed down the coast around the Baja into the Sea of Cortez. Their six-week mission was to collect specimens of marine life in the area. They jointly wrote a book about the voyage, largely about marine biology, which was published in 1941. A decade later, Steinbeck himself wrote this more personal book. The result is a mixture of travel writing, journalism, diary-keeping, philosophy, meditation and, yes, there's a lot of stuff about the marine life of the area. After all, the author was something of an authority in that field. read more

Bugs on the net Ron Mader

Journalist and savvy webmaster Ron Mader sifts through the web to find the most interesting and unusual Mexico-related websites. Ron is the webhost of the popular Planeta.com: Eco Travels in L... read more

Whale watching while you surf (the web) Ron Mader

Whale watching has become a million-dollar business around the globe. Mexican operators along the Pacific coast and in the Baja Peninsula have seen their businesses expand as more and more people flock... read more

Migration Minded Patricia Alisau

Mexico experiences one of nature's loveliest gifts each winter when billions of Monarch butterflies descend on the warm forests of the country's central highlands. The Monarch is known for its lo... read more

Arteplumaria - the Mexican art of feather painting Teresa Kendrick

Did you know that one of the highest, most elegant and sumptuous arts of pre-Conquest Mexico was arteplumaria, the art of feather painting? Used to decorate headdresses, standards, staffs, lances,... read more

White pelicans on Lake Chapala Marvin West

White Pelicans on Lake Chapala; photo: John Mitchell, Earth Images Foundation Granddaughter Kim couldn't resist. Our slender, pert redhead scampered along the flatland toward the water. Thousands o... read more

Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila Nancy T. Wilson

Sitting in bathtub-warm water in the middle of the desert looking at the surrounding mountains under a deep blue sky is a delightful experience. We are in the Cuatro Ciénegas Nature Preserve just outs... read more

Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly by Sue Halpern Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Monarchs are genuinely fascinating creatures and here's a book that really does justice to their story. The travel accomplished by Monarchs is simply mind-boggling. They fly forty miles a day on average but sometimes - depending on winds and weather - they can manage up to 200 miles between dawn and dusk. Those born to the East of the Rockies usually go to Mexico. Those born to the West mostly go to California. All flying is done in daylight - never at night. read more

Fish and shellfish names: English and Spanish translations

SEAFOOD & FISH English Spanish Anchovy = Anchoa Sea Bass = Mojarra Carp ... read more

Lake Chapala: 2001 follow-up to saving Mexico's largest lake Tony Burton

This article is Part 3 of Tony Burton's series: "Can Mexico's Largest Lake be Saved?" . Part 1: May, 1997 - Can Mexico's Largest Lake be Saved? Part 2: M... read more

Lake Chapala: 2000 follow-up to saving Mexico's largest lake Tony Burton

This article is Part 2 of Tony Burton's series: "Can Mexico's Largest Lake be Saved?" . Part 1: May, 1997 - Can Mexico's Largest Lake be Saved? Part 3: M... read more
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