(Diane S., Southwest Texas)
Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas
Turtle Journal kicks off Correspondents Corner, an important vehicle for readers and colleagues from around the globe to share a glimpse of wildlife within their corner of world and to exchange stories, anecdotes and ideas about nature, research, rescue and conservation. We are so pleased to begin this series with a montage of wonderful photographs from Diane S., a correspondent from Southwest Texas.
Wildlife of High Chihuahuan Desert in the Chisos Mountains
Diane S. has lived with her husband in Big Bend National Park in the high Chuhuahuan Desert surrounded by the Chisos Mountains in Southwest Texas (see map above) for the last couple of years. She graciously provided photographs that we compiled into the above video as samples of wildlife found in this pristine natural habitat. They were all taken in her yard! As Diane says, “I get to enjoy all the wonderful flora and fauna (of the national park). (It’s) so great to be close to nature in the raw.“ It’s also great for us to experience the beauty of the high Chihuahuan Desert through her photographer’s eye.
Port Angeles Area of Pacific Northwest
In January 2009, Diane and her spouse will be transferring to the Olympic National Forest near Port Angeles, Washington. We encourange her to share her natural experiences of the majestic Pacific Northwest with Turtle Journal readers. We have some familiarity with the Port Angeles area and know that Diane will find natural discoveries around every turn. Diane particularly looks forward to the wildlife refuge at the Dungeness Sand Spit. “There are beautiful sealions and water birds. It is 5 miles long. With all the beaches it is a beautiful place to return to.”
We invite Turtle Journal readers to become correspondents and to share natural experiences with like-minded colleagues and interested friends. Email photographs, captions and stories to the Turtle Journal team at firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion in a future Correspondents Corner.