Archive for the ‘fauna’ Category

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Monday, June 8th, 2009 Posted in day to day, fauna | 1 Comment »

Written by Shanie Although it was a great week in Puerto Madryn -- the interaction with animal life in their natural habitat was like nothing Jamie or I had ever experienced -- it is always nice to  be home. Knowing that the ...

Hitchhiking in Patagonia

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, day to day, fauna | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie Hitchhiking isn't just for humans...this seagull is hanging out waiting for a ride... And being the kind-hearted creatures whales are, this mighty mammal was happy to oblige... This afternoon from the Atlantic Coast of Patagonia

A Magical Gift

Monday, June 1st, 2009 Posted in cosas lindas, entertainment, fauna, travel | 7 Comments »

Written by Shanie The birthday trip has been a smorgasbord of awe-inspiring beauty. But today was one of the most magical experiences of my life: being within meters of the graceful giants of the sea... For over two hours we watched from the ...

Patagonia Sheep

Monday, May 25th, 2009 Posted in fauna | 5 Comments »

Written by Shanie Fluffy, cute and with a sweet disposition, Patagonian sheep are a kindred aspect to the region's alluring affects. They are also one of Patagonia's main forms of income. With a history that dates back to the early 1900s, sheep are ...

Swineless in Argentina

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009 Posted in day to day, fauna | No Comments »

Written by Jamie Fresh off the press is a letter from the US Embassy in Argentina, stating that there have been no reported cases of the Swine Flu Outbreak in Argentina.  As a precaution, flights from Mexico have been temporarily suspended.  More info ...

El Carancho

Friday, February 27th, 2009 Posted in fauna | 2 Comments »

Written by Shanie A visually-stimulating bird and one that makes a fun clicking noise in the forest, is the Carancho. This large, feathered friend is a stout member of the ave species and an enjoyable one to watch flying among the ...

Cauquén Real

Friday, January 23rd, 2009 Posted in fauna | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie The Cauquén Real, Ashy-Headed Goose, or Chloephaga poliocephala in Latin, is one of Patagonia's unique feathered-friends. This lover of southern South America is seen in both Chile and Argentina. It especially enjoys nesting, rooting for yummy treats and mating ...

New Park to Protect Marine Life Announced

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 Posted in fauna, politics | 2 Comments »

Written by Jamie The Argentine Government has just signed into law a new coastal park designed to protect marine wildlife. According to the Science Daily, the new park is located on the Atlantic coast, at the Golfo San Jorge, in the ...

The Patagonian Lizard

Monday, December 29th, 2008 Posted in fauna | 3 Comments »

Written by Shanie Known by a few names including Lagartija patagónica, Lagartija gris, Liolaemus bibronii or Patagonian Lizard, this cute little guy is a quiet observer within the forests of the Lakes District. The Patagonian Lizard is quick and able-bodied -- ...

Patagonian Insects

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 Posted in fauna | 6 Comments »

Written by Shanie We recently had some discussion come up amongst our guests about the insects of Patagonia. A few of them had never seen such huge bees and had been a bit frightened by the harmless friends of the ...