Great Falls Nature Hike – Travel Animal Doctor

Great Falls Nature Hike – Travel Animal Doctor

A family hike to the Great Falls National Park proved to be a successful “Great Falls Nature Hike”. – Travel Animal Doctor Many woodland friends greeted us on our journey on the Great Falls Nature Hike. I enjoyed practicing my photography skills, while my husband and Jade enjoyed a run. Toad The toad in the first picture was fearless. I was able to get extremely close as he sat supremely in his “lair” between two roots of a tree. Skink The second photograph, I was unable to get close. There was a family surrounding the little guy and I did not want to risk scaring it away with a photo, when the family was having fun watching it run around. If you look at the middle left of the picture, at the up ridden tree root/stump very carefully, you may see a very small skink. It was having a good old time running around the fallen tree. Box Turtle Next we came across a box turtle. This turtle was in the middle of the path. Very recently I saw a few posts on found box turtles and turtles with cracked shells and wanted to remind other hikers and nature enthusiasts of the importance to let these box turtles remain in their home range. When turtles are removed from their habitat and brought to someone’s backyard, they will leave as soon as they can to return to their natural home. In doing so, they will cross streets and can easily get ran over by a vehicle, and cannot live with their broken shell. The turtle shell protects their organs, and it cannot...
Island Days Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

Island Days Smoothie – Travel Animal Doctor

Today my mother and I made up a scrumptious smoothie that we decided to call the Island Days Smoothie. -Travel Animal Doctor This week I am in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a visit with my parents. My mom and I enjoy experimenting with recipes in the kitchen.  We both enjoy the nutritional value that we get from the natural ingredients in smoothies. It is great being able to control what we eat through the use of nourishing and substantial ingredients. The smoothie we created today really put a smile on our faces. It reminded me of a pina colada, except without the coconut. I could picture the advantage of adding coconut milk or the fruit to the smoothie if it happened to be available in the kitchen.  This healthy smoothie takes 5 minutes to make and is subtly sweet. The only fruits you need to recreate this island days smoothie are pineapple, 1/2 of a lemon, and cherries for garnish. Honey and ground ginger add to the already sweet flavor from the pineapple. We used almond milk, but as already stated, coconut milk would make the island days smoothie taste more like a pina colada.  With a little bit of ice to make the island days smoothie extra refreshing, our midday snack was complete. Main ingredients for the smoothie: The ground ginger appears in the back, with the honey by its side and pineapple chunks on the end. Featured in front is greek yogurt and 1/2 of a lemon. Island Days Smoothie Ingredients: 1 1/2 c. pineapple 1 tsp ground ginger 2 TBS honey 1/2 lemon 1/2 c. almond milk 1/2 c....
“In the Shadow of Man” – Travel Animal Doctor

“In the Shadow of Man” – Travel Animal Doctor

This book was particularly interesting to me due to my previous work experience with primates. – Travel Animal Doctor Since a three-month stint where I rehabilitated and cared for monkeys in Ecuador, I have been interested in working exclusively with primates. After a veterinary externship at Chimp Haven, a chimpanzee rescue in Louisiana, my interest grew. After veterinary school I relocated to live with my husband in Virginia. About a month ago an event appeared in my email, called the “Sowing the Seeds of Hope”, a seminar led by Dr. Jane Goodall, scheduled for April 17, 2015. I had to go. That evening Dr. Jane Goodall spoke about her time in Africa, and a convention she attended in 1986 that changed the course of her life. Her calling as a world-renowned environmentalist was born, and she has since been traveling over three hundred days a year to speak about how we can all work together to make the world a better place for all of mankind and the animal kingdom. The following review is on her book, In the Shadow of Man. In the Shadow of Man is an autobiography of Dr. Jane Goodall and an account of the lives of the chimpanzees from her field study research in Gombe. Dr. Louis Leakey, a famous anthropologist, met Jane in Africa and was extremely impressed with her knowledge of African animals. He set Goodall up with an opportunity to study chimpanzees temporarily in Gombe, Tanzania. Goodall was to research the movements and behavior of the chimpanzees. Since it was a temporary gig, she had a deadline to meet, and the...
“Hope for Animals and Their World” – Travel Animal Doctor

“Hope for Animals and Their World” – Travel Animal Doctor

The book, Hope for Animals and their World brings awareness to successful conservation projects throughout the world. – Travel Animal Doctor The book includes discovery and rediscovery of living fossils and animals, and hope for endangered species across the world. The highlighted compiled short conservation project pieces were contributions to the empathetic, hardworking conservationists who deserve the credit where credit is due. Conservation project success stories near and dear to my heart that were included in this book were that of the Peregrine falcons and the Panamanian golden frogs, among countless others. Hope for Animals and their World briefly discusses the discovery of new species, and the Lazarus effect, recounting species that were believed to be extinct and recently rediscovered. Finally, Hope for Animals and their World, imparts hope upon our civilization, due to the continual efforts of conservation biologists, advocates and scientists worldwide. Peregrine falcons The story of the peregrine falcons highlights the efforts of Tom Cade, a falconer who made it his mission to save the falcons from extinction in America. The Bird Trust for Ornithology in Britain performed studies in the early 1960’s that indicated a large decline of falcons in the population. Joe Hickey, an ornithologist from Wisconsin, went to a conference where he learned news from the UK, that the use of pesticides, especially organochlorines, was a great risk to wildlife. In 1970, the Peregrine Fund began, founded by Tom Cade. With this fund a program was started to captive breed and later reintroduce the peregrine falcons into the population. After DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, natural recovery of the peregrine...
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