These are pictures and videos of the amazing field trip we had at the island trip. The hikes were fun, interesting, and we got to see, listen, and just be around so many animals in such a remote, almost untouched habitat.
We saw dolphins, sea lions, whales on our boat rides, and once we were on the island we saw many many mosquitoes, scrub jays, interesting insects as well as very beautiful plants i have never seen before.
A special and unexpected encounter i had was with the island fox. matt and i got up early to go on a hike, and decided to paint the landscape once the fog cleared up. around 11 am after we had been painting for awhile, i looked to my left and saw a little fox staring at me. Here are videos of it. The little rascal ended up stealing my sock! I feel incredibly blessed to have had this experience.
06/07/10 09:23:16 - resources to foxes
the articles talks about the population being endangered. I do believe that their numbers are steadily increasing, although I was shocked to find some of the measures authorities have taken. The wild pigs (brought by humans for gaming) were all rounded up and slaughtered, which explains why our class discovered fragments of very large mammalian bones all around the island. Although the extinction of the pigs and the disappearance of the golden eagles have allowed the population of these foxes to increase, I wish we could have achieved a solution in a less cruel way. [Write Comment]