We are adding wildlife viewing areas as we travel the southwestern United States and beyond. We aim to add new areas on a weekly basis, so please check back often for updates. The number shown after each region is the number of species illustrated. We hope you enjoy this new addition.
Great Plains Skink
A juvenile at Elephant Butte Lake State Park, Sierra County, New Mexico
July 24th 2013
United States of America
New Mexico 100
New York 9
North Carolina 4
Costa Rica 121
Santo Domingo Botanical Garden, Dominican Republic 10
Southwest Dominican Republic 20
Asa Wright Nature Centre, Arima Valley, Trinidad 24
Caroni Swamp, Trinidad 8
British Isles 98
Artfullbirds began several years ago as website devoted solely to photographs of unrestrained and wild birds taken by Tony Godfrey. Tony and his wife Shela recently decided to add photographs of other fauna that we encounter during our travels around the world. An alarming 12 percent of birds and 3 percent of mammals are threatened with extinction, along with one in three amphibians and 42 percent of turtles and tortoises. Although a natural process, the higher than normal accumalated process of unfavorable climate change, pollution, and disease problems, is an indication that human activity is taking a serious toll on ecosystems worldwide.
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