Frogsworld

Posted by in Conservation on 26. Aug, 2010 | No Comments

The Worlds smallest frog

Researchers on an expedition in Borneo have found a new and very tiny species of frog.

Male adults of the new species, named Microhyla nepenthicola, grow to approximately one centimetre in length. Read about it here

Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Posted by in Jasmine Becket-Griffith on 13. Jun, 2009 | No Comments

Jasmine Becket-Griffith (born June 4, 1979) is a freelance artist who specializes in fairy, fantasy, and gothic artwork. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas or wood and her designs appear on many lines of licensed merchandise, notably through the chain stores Hot Topic and collectibles through the Bradford Group including co-branded Disney projects. She is also a staple at fantasy conventions, namely Dragon*Con, MegaCon (Orlando) and FaerieCon.  She lives in Celebration, Florida with her husband, who is her assistant, Matt.jasmine-becket-griffith-little-frog-girl

Fish and Chips

Posted by in Conservation, Myreas Photo Gallery, Predators on 30. May, 2009 | No Comments

The natural world is about survival. Pike, one of deadlier predators of freshwater lakes, for whom small fish and frogs are a tasty morsel will attack their own too. Here is a jack pike caught on a lure, it was attacked by one of its own kind 20 yards out and was drawn to the side still holding its prey which seems to have had its chips!

Fish and Chips

Fish and Chips

The last Cuckoo?

Posted by in Birds, Conservation on 29. May, 2009 | No Comments

Is the Magic of hearing the Cuckoo in the English countryside going to be a thing of the past? Is the common cuckoo going the way of the Dodo? 51 species of Britains birds including the Cuckoo are facing extinction The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds announced this week.

Cuckoo

Cuckoo

“The cuckoo and other birds that visit Britain in the summer have suffered population loss largely due to a decrease in food and water supply in sub-Saharan Africa, where many migrate from. The problem is difficulty in finding food. The Sahara desert is spreading and the birds are having a hard time flying out in good condition,” said Tim Webb of the RSPB, “There isn’t just one single problem, there are a host.”
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“Everyone thinks these birds are always there, but they are struggling, if nothing changes we will see them disappear, the cuckoo population in Britain has declined 37 percent since 1994.

Virgin Frogs need Rainforest

Virgin Frogs need Rainforest

Posted by in Rainforest, YouTube Videos on 26. May, 2009 | No Comments

You know how important the rainforests are in the fight against climate change but sadly you are one of the few. You who can help us build our community, we can make an impact on climate change, rainforests and all the life they support. Watch Sir Richard Branson’s message of support for the rainforests with his beautiful frog, help us all make his wish come true, support the Prince’s Rainforest project.

Save Primates in Rain Forests

Posted by in Orangutan, Rain Forest on 22. May, 2009 | No Comments

Borneo Lowland Rain Forests are the richest rain forests in the world and rival the diversity of New Guinea and the Amazon. These forests are home to the world’s endangered orangutan.

Unfortunately, these forests have been rapidly converted to oil palm plantations or commercially logged at unprecedented rates over the past ten years. In 1997-1998 fires intentionally set to clear the forest for commercial agriculture such as oil palm ravaged Kalimantan. If the current trend of habitat destruction continues, there will be no remaining lowland forests in Borneo an Eco disaster for all forest insects, amphipians, and animals.

Borneo’s lowland forests are home to the globally recognized primate orangutan. The prehistoric race of orangutan distribution reached mainland Asia through Indochina and Thailand to southeastern China. Today the orangutan is limited to northern Sumatra and Borneo . Unlike other apes, orangutans are solitary and arboreal. They feed primarily on fruit but also feed on leaves, flowers, insects, and, during times of food stress, specifically bark . The orangutans move throughout the forest, following the fruiting of numerous trees. They have the ability to catalog the location and degree of a fruit’s ripeness for a large number of trees and species .

Save Primates

Save Primates

The orangutan is not the only primate in Borneo’s lowland forests. They are home to thirteen primate species: three apes (the orangutan and two gibbon species), five langurs, two macaques, the tarsier (Tarsius bancanus), the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), and the endangered proboscis monkey (Nasalis larvatus). Most of these species have overlapping ranges, but they vary with respect to dietary content and foraging strategy .

Victoria Griffin

Posted by in Victoria Griffin on 17. May, 2009 | No Comments

Victoria Griffin…was born in March of 1972 to a Finnish mother and an American father. She was raised among the mountains of the southeastern United States and spent many childhood summers and holidays with her mother’s family in Finland.

Mainly a self-taught artist, Victoria embarked upon her creative explorations at a very early age (occasionally to be spotted scribbling on walls hidden behind doors). Tales of fantasy and folklore fueled her life-long facination with the paranormal and metaphysical realm. The creatures of Faerie soon became her Muses. The main focus of her art has been to offer others a glimpse beyond the Veil and into their world. She works primarily with ink and watercolors to create her images. Her artwork appeared on the covers of “Aquarius: A Sign of The Times” and “The Circle of Stones Journal”, as well as in the books 500 Fairy Motifs, Visions of Atlantis and Art of the Business of Fantasy Art.

Aside from her art, Victoria is also a photographer, published poet and former radio disc-jockey. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading, beachcombing, music, collecting tarot decks and jesters, star gazing and blogging. She currently lives in Oconee County
Web site Owllight Studios

behind the leaves

victoria griffin behind the leaves

victoria griffin rainbow froggie

victoria griffin rainbow froggie

victoria griffin who me

victoria griffin who me

Thats my mushroom

Thats my mushroom

Still behind the leaves

Still behind the leaves

Angels and Frogs

Posted by in Myreas Photo Gallery, Rainforest on 16. May, 2009 | No Comments

Angels live in the Rain Forest too, on this great Tepui as these table top flat mountains are called an unique world of amphibians and frogs are known only to exist there.

Angel Falls The world highest waterfall

Angel Falls The world highest waterfall

Angel Falls (indigenous name: Parakupa-vena or Kerepakupai merú which means the fall from the highest point, in Pemon language; Spanish: Salto Ángel) is the world’s highest waterfall, with a height of 979m (3,212ft) and a clear drop of 807m (2,647ft). It is located in the Canaima National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Canaima) , in the Gran Sabana region of Bolivar State, Venezuela.

The height of the falls is so great that before getting anywhere near the ground, the water is atomized by the strong winds and turned into mist. The mist can be felt a mile away. The base of the falls feeds into the Kerep River (alternately known as the Rio Gauya) which flows into the Churun River, a tributary of the Carrao River. Named after Jimmy Angel who discovered it when he flew past in 1933 and crash landed in 1937 on the top.

Hug a Tree-They are your friends

Posted by in Myreas Photo Gallery, Rainforest on 15. May, 2009 | No Comments

Hug a tree they really are your friends

Hug a tree they really are your friends

Myrea in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador

Posted by in Myreas Photo Gallery, Rainforest on 15. May, 2009 | No Comments

Many of my little friends whom I love to share my art live here in the jungle, they are helpless from the environment changes, are endangered  by deforestation and need protection

Save these Forests they are amazing

Save these Forests they are amazing

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