Galapagos Islands

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With many Live Oak Wildlife Removal occurring regarding the archipelago of the Galapagos Islands, it is getting easier for people to see and enjoy. This remote archipelago is home to a huge collection of famous wildlife known throughout the world.

Together with the concept of evolution through natural selection that Darwin developed, it is an integral scientific theory, and without conservation methods we can lose these creatures that are why we know a whole lot of what we do about how we evolved. The following are a couple of the islands’ more common inhabitants, resident on the island year round and always happy to give a photo opportunity for visiting tourists.

Galapagos Fur Seal

This species of Fur Seal is the smallest and most terrestrial of all fur seals and lives on a diet of squid, fish and octopus, with predators which include Killer Whales and sharks. The Fur Seals can usually be found in color on steep, rugged and rocky ground, spending only around 70% of the life in the water.

In reality, the Fur Seal is essentially a sea lion species with the Galapagos one even smaller than the family members. The creatures are generally smaller in size with a wider and shorter head than Sea Lions and are a dark brown to light grey color.

Sadly, the early 1980s saw the event of El Nio and this decreased the amount of Galapagos fur seals greatly – there are currently around 40,000. 20 years in the normal life span.

Finches

The islands are home to 13 species of finch which all have beaks of different size and shape. Interbreeding of the birds from various islands isn’t possible due to the distances and thus the populations on the various islands are unique. They also have different diets, finches with big sturdy beaks tend to eat nuts and finches with thin sharp beaks have a tendency to eat insects.

Many people believe these finches were collected by Darwin and were an integral part of how he developed the evolution theory that most of us know. ‘Adaptive radiation’ is what this evolutionary process was dubbed by Darwin, and this development continued until there were different species of finch.

Kayaking

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Among the most popular forms of water based holidays is kayaking. Many folks love to take part in kayaking as something interesting to do on vacation and even as the focus on their vacation. Kayaking holidays come in various ways whether it’s paddling down a secluded river or travel to various destinations along the shore. It’s action that will not bore you as there’s always something new and exciting to do with a kayak. It may often be a peaceful and relaxing action as it is possible to enjoy the tranquil waters, even though there are some intense and exciting holiday vacations now available that are an experience in a lifetime.  Sanford Wildlife Removal

Sea kayaking has existed for a long time but you can now kayak beside killer whales. Johnstone Strait in British Columbia, Canada is one of the numerous destinations that offer killer whale kayaking. It’s great if you love sea kayaking but need an added extra or if you would like to witness the whales in the wild. It is an unbelievable experience to view the whales playing, they maybe killer whales but they are friendly. You might be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of some of them. Kayaking holidays within this environment is truly an incredible experience.

Another kayaking vacation with animals is in the jungle were you can get a rainforest adventure. Instead of whales and bears you may see crocodiles and monkeys. Go to South America and remain in a private reserve where you can enjoy being among thousands of species you have never seen before. Staying on a private reserve means the area is well looked after, flowers and trees will be prosperous, animals will be nearby and the general safety is extremely good. Kayaking holidays such as these are not simply about kayaking with crocodiles, there is a lot more on offer. Meet with the locals and get involved with harvesting or learning about the local wildlife. Fully immerse yourself in this holiday for a fulfilled encounter. In both holidays there’ll be trained professionals to help and guide you every step of the way, take a step outside your comfort zone and enjoy the experience of your life.

Monarch Butterfly

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The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is an amazing insect, which is famous for its amazing migratory habits in addition to being admired for its great beauty.

But regrettably the Monarch’s numbers have been dropping fast because of combination of climate change, habitat destruction, the use of pesticides, and the absence of foodplants for its caterpillars, which can only eat species in the Milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae). However, this implies that gardeners in almost any state where Monarchs live can help preserve the species by growing these plants that are attractive in their gardens.

Monarch’s migrate all the way from Mexico and the Southern States of North America up as far as Canada and then replicate this in a long return journey when they fly south to overwinter.

There are a number of species of Milkweed that grow both in the cooler north and in the tropical heat of the south. Female Monarchs don’t care what the type is just as long as it is an Asclepias it’ll do fine as somewhere to put its eggs and feed its striped caterpillars.

Milkweed will grow well in large flowerpots or in large windowboxes if you’ve got no access to a suitable garden, and, of course, that the foodplant could be grown in containers on a roof-garden or balcony.

Fortunately, in response to a growing awareness of the plight of the beautiful but endangered insect, millions of people are doing what they can to help and there are now very many sites which could be easily found by searching online that will provide Milkweed seeds. Some of these sites also provide small ready-germinated plants, and others have a wide variety of Milkweed species to choose from. There are even websites that supply seeds at no cost as long as you send a SASE.

Monarch caterpillars are extremely greedy and eat a whole lot of leaves. They will even consume the flowers and seed pods, although fortunately the plants will often sprout again. The more Milkweed plants you grow the more caterpillars you will have the ability to support.

To watch the phases of the Monarch’s lifecycle is a superb experience as you find the colourful striped caterpillars eventually change into jade-green chrysalises before their final transformation to the glorious winged adult. Before they hatch another real miracle happens because the red and black of the newly-formed wings get stronger and stronger in colour and can be seen clearly through the transparent wing instances of the chrysalis.

To see this happen in your own garden brings a real sense of having done something positive to help one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful creatures to survive. In case you have plenty of flowers growing the odds are that the adult Monarchs will stay a while too. If they do, it’s as if they are saying thank you!