From the monthly archives:

November 2007

Rare Swallowtail Butterfly in the Marica Lodge gardens

by Richard Raby on November 26, 2007

{img P.Ascanius-Thumb-725968.jpg} For the past couple of weeks now, I have been observing an early brood of the highly endangered and endemic (to the Rio de Janeiro state coast-line) Parides ascanius, also know as the beach swallowtail. The Lodge is situated on the banks of a fresh-water lagoon where ideal habit exists for this globally [...]


Rainy season starts In South-Eastern Brazil

by Richard Raby on November 19, 2007

After conducting two trips running virtually back-to-back from late October, I’m finally back in Marica and with a couple of weeks off, between tours. The weather in SE Brazil is now much wetter and my local lagoons are full to their upper levels. Waterside birding is much better, many species absent upon my arrival in [...]