“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau
Poza Honda-Manabi Province-Ecuador – The handsome Whooping Motmot is often the early bird of each day, though instead of getting worms, it enjoys eating bananas at the breakfast bar! It – and the Brown Wood Rails – are usually the last birds to visit as dusk fades into night. One of the Motmots has lost its ‘tip feathers’ on its unique tail! Even with a short tail, it’s a lovely bird!
The Brown Wood Rails make almost-daily appearances in the yard; they’re pretty predictable when ripe bananas are available!
You coffee lovers out there – how’s this for ‘pick your own’ coffee? This particular ‘escaped’ coffee tree is growing beside my home!
Upcoming events in Z’s life:
Nomadas en Manabi – a group show at Museo Portoviejo – June 29, 2018 (Portoviejo/Manabi/Ecuador)
Birds, Butterflies and Botanicals – solo show at Museo Portoviejo – October 24, 2018 – date has not been confirmed.
That’s all for this week’s smoke signal!