Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wildlife Guide (post by L.)

For the past few days, I have been working on an illustrated wildlife guide to Saipan. So far I have completed several birds and two lizards; I plan to work on fish next.
Each animal has a detailed illustration and an interesting fact.

Here is what I have so far:

Marianas Fruit Dove;
This bird is an endangered species.  Its greatest threat is the brown snake.
Luckily, zoos are helping to keep the species alive.

Micronesian Honeyeater

Rufous Fantail:
You may observe this bird performing "acrobatics" in the air but this is
only its hunting technique (for bugs).

Golden White-eye:
Only found in the Marianas Islands.

Collared Kingfisher

White Tern

Common House Gecko:
House geckos can cling to walls due to their suction-like feet and jagged

Green Anole (or as we call it, 'Bunny)
This lizard can change its skin from green to brown, for camouflage.


graMoM said...

I want to be a Micronesian Honeyeater - first, because I like the sound of that diet (!), and second, because I could be near you all! Oh, and third, because it's way cooler than being a gecko cause the little suction cup feet don't always work and then it falls on people who are not expecting it and people start screaming. (This is a fact.)

Auntie J said...

Wow, that's pretty cool. Hey, I thought you guys didn't have brown snakes on Saipan?