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+ fungi

Geology
+ geology

Places
+ Tana
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+ Honko Mangrove Project
+ Isalo
+ Gold mines

People
+ fellow travelers
+ locals
+ bob

Culture
+ bricks
+ on the road
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+ on the river
+ on the shore
+ in the market
+ buildings
+ music
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Lemurs

Aye-aye

The ayes have it

aye-aye
Daubentonia madagascariensis
Family: Daubentoniidae
Daraina
July 26, 2013

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The ayes have it

aye-aye
Daubentonia madagascariensis
Family: Daubentoniidae
Daraina
July 26, 2013

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The ayes have it

aye-aye
Daubentonia madagascariensis
Family: Daubentoniidae
Daraina
July 26, 2013

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Mouse lemur

Mouse lemur

mouse lemur
Mouse lemur
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Mouse lemur

mouse lemur
Mouse lemur
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Bamboo lemur

bamboo lemur
Bamboo lemur
Family: Lemuridae
Antisrabe
July 20, 2013

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Bamboo-zeled

bamboo lemur
Bamboo lemur
Family: Lemuridae
July 1, 2013

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Brown lemur

"I've got your back."

brown lemurs
Isalo
July 13, 2013

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Chuckie, lemmie, and me

brown lemurs
July, 2013

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Sifaka

Check out these moves

sifaka
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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sifaka
Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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sifaka
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 13, 2013

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Contemplating his next move

sifaka
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Sifaka facade

sifaka face
Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 13, 2013

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sifaka
Propithecus verreauxi)
Family: Indriidae
Berenty
July 13, 2013

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Day dreaming

sifaka

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sifaka

Sifaka Family: Indriidae
Lemur Park
July 1, 2013
Canon 50D

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Hand

sifaka hand

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Maki

Maki-vellian

maki
Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Berenty
Family: Lemuridae
July 13, 2013

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Maki on the rocks

maki
Anja
July, 2013

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When lemurs try to be zebras

maki tail
Anja
July, 2013

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Indri

indri
Indri (Indri indri)
Family: Indriidae
Andasibe
July, 2013

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Indri

indri
Indri (Indri indri)
Family: Indriidae
Andasibe
July, 2013

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Indri

Indri

indri
Indri (Indri indri)
Family: Indriidae
Andasibe
July, 2013

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Red ruffed lemur

Ruffed and reddy

red ruffed lemur
Red ruffed lemur (Varecia rubra)
Family: Lemuridae
Masoala
July, 2013

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Mongoose

Voila mon goose

mongoose
Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)
Family: Eupleridae
Ranomafana
July, 2013

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Head to tail

mongoose
Ring-tailed mongoose (Galidia elegans)
Family: Eupleridae
Ranomafana
July, 2013

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"Yes, I can stick out my tongue and touch my nose."

mongoose
Ranomafana
July, 2013

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When mongeese pretend they are tigers.

mongoose
Ranomafana
July, 2013

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Mongoose

Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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The fossa!

fossa eye
Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Family: Eupleridae
Tsimbazaza Zoo
Antananarivo, Madagascar
July, 2013

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fossa

Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Family: Eupleridae
Ansirabe
July, 2013

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Looking up

fossa eye
Fossa (Cryptoprocta ferox)
Family: Eupleridae
Ansirabe
July, 2013

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Tenrec

Streaked tenrec

tenrec
Lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)
Masoala
July, 2013

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Tenrec revenge

tenrec
Lowland streaked tenrec (Hemicentetes semispinosus)
Masoala
July, 2013

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Whales

Into the breech

whales
Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Birds

White-browed owl

owl
White-browed owl (Ninox superciliaris)
July 7, 2013

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White-browed owl

owl
White-browed owl (Ninox superciliaris)
July 7, 2013

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Kestrel at dusk

kestrel
Madagascar Kestrel (Falco newtoni)
Isalo
July 12, 2013

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Kop with a hamer

hamerkop
Hamerkop (Scopus umbretta)
July, 2013

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Mesite

mesite
Order: Mesitornithiformes
Family: Mesitornithidae
July 10, 2013

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"Eh, you lookin at me?"

mesite
July 10, 2013

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mesite
July 10, 2013

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Myna attraction

myna
Common myna (Acridotheres tristis)
July 28, 2013

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lbj

myna
Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Black and white passerine

Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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Elephant bird egg

elephant bird egg
Centre Valbio
Ranamafana
July 16, 2013

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Chameleons

Panther in the grass

chameleon
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
On the road to Daraina
July, 2013

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Obviously, to get to the other side

chameleon
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
On the road to Daraina
Note the power step :D
July, 2013

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chameleon
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
On the road to Daraina
July, 2013

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Unsubtling

chameleon
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
On the road to Daraina
July, 2013

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Macro photography

chameleon
Panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
On the road to Daraina
July, 2013

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Curling up for the night

chameleon
Chameleon
July, 2013

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Chamel lot

chameleon
Chameleon
July, 2013

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Going green

chameleon
Chameleon
July, 2013

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Chameleon head

chameleon
Chameleon
July 6, 2013
Berenty

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Here's looking at you

chameleon
Chameleon
July 6, 2013
Berenty

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Green going up

chameleon
Chameleon
July, 2013

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Chameleon-ette

chameleon

Chameleon
July, 2013

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July 22, 2013

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Hat trick


Daraina
July 27, 2013

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Tortoise

Radiating forth

tortoise
Astrochelys radiata
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Lemur Park
July 1, 2013

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Radiated tortoise - head shot

tortoise
Astrochelys radiata
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Lemur Park
July 1, 2013

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Comes in a handy size

tortoise

Astrochelys radiata
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae

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Receding

tortoise
Baby tortoise
Astrochelys radiata
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Arboretum
July 11, 2013

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Endangered radiated tortoise carved out of endangered rosewood

tortoise
Sambava
July 26, 2013

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Rockin' the turtle theme

isalo
Isalo
July 13, 2013

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Gecko

Turning over an old leaf

leaf-tailed gecko
Leaf-tailed gecko
Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Beyond be leaf

leaf-tailed gecko
Leaf-tailed gecko
Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Gecko head

gecko head

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Green gecko

green gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis)
July 27, 2013

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green gecko
Madagascar Giant Day Gecko (Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis)
July 27, 2013

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skink

skink
Trachylepis gravenhorstii
July, 2013

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Boa

Boa blue

boa
Tsimbazaza Zoo
July 3, 2013

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Amphibians

Frog

frog
July, 2013

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Green frog

frog
July, 2013

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When tomato frogs are embarassed

tomato frog
Maroansetra
July 22, 2013

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"Don't even think about it Heinz"

tomato frog
genus: Dyscophus
family: Microhylidae)
Maroansetra
July 22, 2013

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fish

Mudgilligan's companion

skipper
Mudskipper, (possibly Periophthalmus argentilineatus)
July 8, 2013

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With a hop, skip, and a jump

skipper
Mudskipper, (possibly Periophthalmus argentilineatus)
July 8, 2013

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bugs

Hissing cockroach

hissing cockroach
Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July, 2013

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Hissing cockroach

hissing cockroach
Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Dragon fly

dragon fly

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Spiraling into control

millipede
Millipede
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Masoala
July, 2013

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Millipede

millipede
Millipede
Masoala
July, 2013

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Green moth

green moth

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Blue butterfly

green moth
Madagascar "Brilliant Blue" (Junonia rhadama)
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Silk

Silk worms

silk worms

July 18, 2013

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Silk worm Pupa and eggs

silk worm
Silk worm
July, 2013

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Silk from coccoon

silk from coccoon
July 18, 2013

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Homemade silk

homemadesilk
July 18, 2013

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Pollinator

pollinator
July 26, 2013

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Golden orb

spider

Madagascar orb-weaver (Nephila inaurata madagascariensis) aka Red-legged golden orb-web spider

Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty, Madagascar
July 6, 2013

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Spider on 100 Ariary note

spider
Madagascar orb-weaver (Nephila inaurata madagascariensis) aka Red-legged golden orb-web spider

Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty, Madagascar
July 6, 2013

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Crustaceans

Tree crab

tree crab
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Order: Decapoda
Masoala
July, 2013

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Molluscs

Cone shell

cone shell
Masoala
July, 2013

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Spiral shell game

snail shell
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Flora

Bay-o-robert

baobab
Baobab
July 12, 2013

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Baaaab

baobab
Baobab
July 12, 2013

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Baobab

baobab
Baobab
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Allamanda

allamanda
Allamanda catharica
Family: Apocynaceae
July, 2013
Endemic to the Americas

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Flame vine

flame vine
Flame vine (Pyrostegia venusta)
Family: Bignoniaceae
Le Palmier, Tulear
July 8, 2013

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Pandanus fruit

pandanus
Masoala
July 22, 2013

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Pandanus fruit

pandanus
Masoala
July 22, 2013

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Ginger

ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Order: Zingiberales
Sambava
July 27, 2013

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Ginger

ginger
Family: Zingiberaceae
Order: Zingiberales
Sambava
July 27, 2013

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Madagascar periwinkle

periwinkle
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Catharanthus
Species: possibly Catharanthus roseus
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Peri-Twin-kles

periwinkle
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July, 2013

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Cup of Gold

Cup of Gold Vine Solandra maxima
Family: Solanaceae
Order: Solanales
July, 2013
Endemic to the Americas

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Drosera bugged

drosera

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Spiny forest

Euphorb

spiny forest
Spiny forest
Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon rebel T5i

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Euphorb flower

spiny forest
Spiny forest
Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon 50D

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Euphorb

spiny forest
Spiny forest
Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon 50D

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Euphorb

spiny forest
Spiny forest
Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon 50D

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Euphorb bleeding

spiny forest
Spiny forest
Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon 50D

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Invader

cactus
July, 2013

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Three drops

three drops
July, 2013

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Spiny forest

spiny forest
Madagascan Ocotillo (Alluaudia procera)
July 5, 201
Berenty

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Euphorb with lichen

euphorb with lichen
Alluaudia ascendens
July 5, 201
Berenty

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Coffee

Beans!

coffee beans
July 26, 2013

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Rice

Paddies

rice paddies
July, 2013

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Planting

planting
July 7, 2013

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Rice vender

rice vendor
July 3, 2013

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Vary sosoa

rice porridge
Rice porridge
July 3, 2013

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Vanilla

Orchid beans

vanilla
Vanilla planifolia
Family: Orchidaceae
Endemic to the Americas
Sambava
July 26, 2013

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Drying

vanilla
Vanilla planifolia
Family: Orchidaceae

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Bundling vanilla

vanilla
Vanilla planifolia
Family: Orchidaceae

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Fresh vanilla

vanilla
Vanilla planifolia
Family: Orchidaceae

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Palms

Welcome to Maroansetra

coconut
Coconut
Cocos nucifera
Family: Arecaceae
Order: Arecales
Maroansetra
July 22, 2013

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Welcome travelers

travelers palm
Traveller's Palm
Ravenala madagascariensis
Family: Strelitziaceae - Bird of Paradise family ie not a true palm! In fact these plants are not even in the same order as palms!
Order: Zingiberales
Travellers' Palm is the symbol of Air Madagascar (Air Maybe)
July, 2013

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Bamboo

bamboo
Bamboo

July, 2013

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Fungi

Nested fungus

bird's nest fungus
Bird's nest fungus
Cyathus haller Order: Agaricales
Family: Nidulariaceae
Masoala
July 23, 2013
With thanks to Danny Newman (myxomop) for the ID.

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White jelly

white jelly fungus
White jelly fungus
Tremella fuciformis Order: Tremellales
Family: Tremellaceae
Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Geology

Marble-ous

marbles
July, 2013

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Fellow travelers

Group at Anja

group at Anja
Anja
July 14, 2013

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Jane Gaubatz - rock star

Jane
July 12, 2013

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Chameleon and Julie

Chameleon and Julie
July, 2013

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Sophia is fit for hissing

hissing cockroach
Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July, 2013

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Hissing and kissing

kira with cockroach
Kira and Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Hissing and kissing

kira with cockroach
Hayley and Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Hissing and kissing

bob and the roach
Bob and Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Darwin and the roach

darwin and the roach
Hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa)
Phylum: Arthropoda
Berenty
July 6, 2013

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Felicia has a ball

Felicia

July, 2013

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Kira

Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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John

john
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Sushmita prepares to take aim

sushmita

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Amy, Charles, and Zoboomafoo

amy, charles and zoboomafoo
Lemur park near Tana
July 1, 2013

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Sophia and friend

Sophia and friend
July 4, 2016

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Bob, Jayne and baby

July 3, 2016

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Hailey gives a piggyback ride

July 4, 2016

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Jayne gives a piggyback ride

July 4, 2016

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Eye on Madagascar

eye

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Barry explains it all

barry explains it all
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Zanzibar - karaoke

zabzibar
Vohemar
July 27, 2013

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Tree huggers

tree huggers
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Tree hugger Clara

tree huggers
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Tree hugger Amy

tree huggers
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Bob and Baobab

tree huggers
Spiny forest
July 5, 2013

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Eva with panther

July 26, 2013

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Fellow travelers

July 26, 2013

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En route

wagon train
hadley. sushmita, hailey, eva
June 30, 2013
Canon T5i

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Closing dinner

eye
July 21, 2013

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Locals

Girl

girl
July, 2013

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Woman with a hat

woman with a hat
July 3, 2013

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"Orange you impressed?"

orange make-up
July, 2013

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It's curtains for this woman

woman in window
Daraina
July 26, 2013

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HIFK

boy with HIFK hat
July 3, 2013

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Ifaty woman

ifaty girl
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Ifaty woman

ifaty woman
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Girl

smiling girl
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Highland child

highland child
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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M kids

M kids boy
Ansirabe
July 19, 2013

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Woman smiling

woman smiling
Berenty
July 8, 2013

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Woman smiling

woman smiling
Berenty
July 8, 2013

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Hair raising experience

hair-raising experience
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Blanket and yams

blanket and yams
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Woman with baby in the field

woman with baby i the field
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Bob

Communing

bob and chameleon
July, 2013

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Four friends

bob and four friends
July 1, 2013

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Millipede Movember

Masoala
July 23, 2013

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Heads up

Lemur Island, Madagascar
July 20, 2013

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Bob and Hadley on plane

With Lulu and Ashley as arial bombers
July 23, 2013

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Bob and Hailey - Isalo

bob and hailey
July 13, 2013

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Bob and Malagasy man

bob and malagasy man
July 5, 2013

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Darwin

Darwin with elephant bird egg

darwin with elephant bird egg
July 21, 2013

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Darwin and tomato frog

darwin with elephant bird egg
July 22, 2013

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Darwin and Mongoose

Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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Ranomafana

Centre Valbio

Centre Valbio
Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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Centre Valbio

Centre Valbio
Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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Mad gas car at Centre Valbio

Ranomafana
July 16, 2013
Canon 50D

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Fort Dauphin

Dauphin from the air

Fort Dauphin
Fort Dauphin
July 5, 2013

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Isalo

Le soleil et la fenêtre

window of isalo
July 12, 2013

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Window

window of isalo
July 12, 2013

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Window on the universe

window of isalo
July 12, 2013

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Isalo

window of isalo
July 12, 2013

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Tulear

The group with Louise and Charlie

group shot
Le Palmier, Tulear
July 8, 2013

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Two bikes

two bikes
Le Palmier, Tulear
July 8, 2013

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Honko Mangrove Project

Funds levied

Honko Project
Ifaty
July 8, 2013

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Mangrove

mangrove
Mangrove
Ifaty
July 8, 2013

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Ankazobe

The story of Ankazobe

ankazobe
Anzaobe
July 2, 2013

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The group in Ankazobe

ankazobe
Anzaobe
July 2, 2013

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Ant house?

ankazobe
Anzaobe
July 2, 2013

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Tana

Statue in lake Anosy

lake Anosy
Lake Anosy, Tana
July 3, 2013

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Ifaty

Scuba Bob

scuba bob
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Under the sea

coral
Ifaty
July 9, 2013

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Sail and sky

sail and sky
July 9, 2013

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Bob gets dhow'n

bob and dhow
July 9, 2013
GoPro

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Gold mines

Gold mine

gold mine
July 27, 2013

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Gold miner

gold miner
July 27, 2013

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Gold miner - with Steven Seagal

gold miner
Daraina
July 27, 2013

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deforestion

deforestation
Daraina
July 26, 2013

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Bricks

Kids and bricks

kids and bricks
Namakia
July 11, 2013

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On the road

National route 5B

naitonal route 5B
July, 2013

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The Mad Gas Car

mad gas car
Anzaobe
July 2, 2013

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The Mad Gas Car with students

ad gas car
Fort Dauphin
July 4, 2013

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The magic bus breaks down

magic bus breaks down
July 3, 2013

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Wagon train

wagon train
near Tana
July 1, 2013
Canon 50D

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In the village

Village life

village life
July 18, 2013

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Eric shoots a pineapple

eric shoots a pineapple
Madagascar
Canon rebel T5i
July 3, 2013

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Local transport

local transport
Zebu
July, 2013

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Not kosher

not kosher
July 3, 2013

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School's out

school's out
July 3, 2013

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Doing the wash

doing the wash
July 3, 2013

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On the river

Laundry and garbage

laundry and garbage
July, 2013

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On the shore

Fishermen with nets

fishermen
July 4, 2013

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Fishermen and canoe

fishermen
July 4, 2013

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In the market

Onions and tomatoes

onions and tomatoes
Tana
July 3, 2013

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Bananas

bananas
July 5, 2013

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Fish for sale

fish for sale
July 3, 2013

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Cane

cane
July 5, 2013

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Buildings

Blue door

blue door
July, 2013

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Green door

green door
July, 2013

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Highland housing

highland housing
July, 2013

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Orange in earth and hearth

highland housing
July, 2013

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Beach house

beach house
July 4, 2013

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Music

Night music

night music
Spiny forest night walk
Berenty
July 5, 2013

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Food

Breakfast

breakfast
Ankazobe
July 2, 2013

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Breakfast

breakfast
Ankazobe
July 2, 2013

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Dinner

dinner
Dinner
July 26, 2013

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Girl with pot

girl with pot
July 26, 2013

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Treats

treats
Spiny forest night walk
Fort Dauphin
July 3, 2013

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Paper

Handmade paper

paper
Ambalavao
July 14, 2013

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Art

Painting

paper
Namakia, Madagascar
July 11, 2013
Canon rebel T5i

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Money

Ariary

ariary
July 21, 2013

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Bob with ariary

ariary
July 21, 2013

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Bob with ariary

ariary
July 21, 2013

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Frippery

Frippery

flippery
July 7, 2013

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Tombs

Zanavao

tomb
July, 2013

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Three tombs

three tombs
July, 2013

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Famadihana

The precarious crossing

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Ambohitsimanova
July 18, 2013

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The turning of the bones

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Ambohitsimanova
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Celebration

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Famadihana
Ambohitsimanova
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Preparing the meal

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Ambohitsimanova
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Comestibles for the festival

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Ambohitsimanova
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Community

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Ambohitsimanova
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Rewrapping the bodies

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Ambohitsimanova
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Tomb-escents

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Ambohitsimanova
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Tombs day

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Ambohitsimanova
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The inner threshold

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Inside the crypt

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Sunset

sunset
On walk back from the famadihana
Ambohitsimanova
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Madagascar itinerary - June 29, 2013 - July 29, 2013 - under construction

+ June 29, 2013
SFO to Paris

+ June 30, 2013
In Paris, met up and flew the last leg with half the group
Paris to Tana - late night arrival
met by Mamy, SIT transport to Hotel Raphia and check in
Lodging at Hotel Raphia
+ July 1, 2013
Pack up
Breakfast in hotel
First encounter with The Magic Bus aka The Mad-gas-car
Visit lemur park
Picnic lunch outside lemur park
Travel by bus to Ankazobe
drop off bags
Dinner at restaurant in town
talk by Chris Birkenshaw, Missouri Botanical Garden
Stay at La Promenade
+ July 2, 2013
Breakfast in town
Hike in the small forest of Ankafobe with Chris Birkenshaw and the MBG staff
Visited plant nursery
Lunch at the edge of the forest, provided by local villagers
Presentation by school children describing mural with history of town
Student presentation - Hailey Juszczak - Darwin's orchid Angraecum sesquipedale
Paid our respects at local wake
Lodging at La Promenade in Ankazobe
+ July 3, 2013
Late visit to Tsimbazaza Zoological Gardens - pretty degraded
chance meeting with the director, near the fossa cages
Student presentation - Kira Kalkus and Felicia King - joint presentation - Early colonizations
Lodging at Hotel Raphia
+ July 4, 2013
Flight from Ivato airport in Tana to Fort Dauphin
Talk by Naina Raevoniaina (SIT) on Malagasy culture
Beach time
Lodging at Hotel Le Dauphin
+ July 5, 2013
Depart for Berenty
Visit Ranomainty with Barry Ferguson (University of East Anglia)
Night walk - spiny forest - mouse lemur, sportive lemur
musical performance by locals - at the forest edge
Student presentation - Sophia Colombari - The Future Eaters
Lodging at Berenty
+ July 6, 2013
Breakfast at Berenty
Presentation by Barry Ferguson -
Explore Berenty
Night walk - gallery forest
Student presentation - Jacob Dalder - Ethnobotany
Lodging at Berenty
+ July 7, 2013
Flight from Fort Dauphin to Tulear - delayed
Student presentation at the airport - Jordan Shapiro - Extinction of megafauna
Dinner at Zebu Philosophe, Le Palmier
Lodging at Le Palmier
+ July 8, 2013
Presentation by Louise Jasper, accompanied by Charlie Gardner
Visit Honko mangrove project, walking tour
Student presentation - John Butterfield - Madagascar fish eagle
Lodging at Auberge-In
+ July 9, 2013
Snorkling with Reef Doctor NGO
Lunch and talk by Reef Doctor
Scuba diving - John, Kira, and me - Canyons, Mangily, Anne Furr, dive master
Massage at hotel
Student presentation - Louise Lu - Parasite paradise
Lodging at Auberge-In, Ifaty
+ July 10, 2013
Drive back to Tulear
Lunch at the Zebu Philosophe, Le Palmier
Student presentation - Ashley Semanskee - Mouse lemurs
Bank run and shopping - T-shirts
drive to Namakia
Students camped, staff stayed in Jim Hansen's house
+ July 11, 2013
Morning beach run, solo, towards the village
Breakfast at La Marmite
Andatabo, Table Mountain - Ethnobotanical cultural Hike
Student presentation - Eric Liaw
Arboretum
Goat party with locals - music, dancing
Camp in Namakia
+ July 12, 2013
depart for Isalo
Sunset at the Window of Isalo
Student presentations - Sushmita Sridhar - Human wildlife conflict, Eva Hellman - Logging, followed by joint discussion
Dinner
Lodging at Hotel Les Orchidees in Ranohira
+ July 13, 2013
Breakfast at hotel
Hike to Piscine Naturelle
Picnic lunch - maki, brown lemurs
Hike to Piscine Noire and Piscine Blue
Lodging at Hotel Les Orchidees in Ranohira
Dinner at Hotel
Student Presentation
+ July 14, 2013
Drive to Anja
Hike in Anja Reserve ith local guides - ringtails on the rocks
Papier Antemoro in Ambalavao - handmade paper
Drive to Fianarantsoa
Loding at Mini-Croc in Fianarantsoa
Dinner at Hotel
Student presentation - Ashley Semanskee - Dispersal of mammals to Madagascar
+ July 15, 2013
Breakfast at Hotel, joined by Maia Freudenberger
Visit old town in upper Fianarantsoa
Tour by Maia
Travel to Ranomafana
Dinner at Centre Valbio
Student presentation - Clara Luu - Island dwarfism
Lodging at Centre Valbio
+ July 16, 2013
Hike in Ranomafana
visit town of Ranomafana
Dinner at Centre Valbio
Student presentation - John Butterfield - Fisheries and Island Biogeography
Lodging at Centre Valbio
+ July 17, 2013
Breakfast at Centre Valbio
Stop at waterfall, sundew
Lunch at Violette pizza
shopping
Home stay in village of Manandona with Agin and Pearlin
Student presentation - Hadley Nelson - The Famadihana: Turning of the Bones
+ July 18, 2013
Drive to Ambohitsimanova
Famadiahana
Hike back at sunset
Lodging at Hotel Hasina, Antsirabe
+ July 19, 2013
depart for Andasibe
Picnic lunch outside of Tana
Lodging at Hotel Feo ny Ala
Student presentation - Amy Zuckerwise - Invasive species
+ July 20, 2013
Forest walk at Andasibe Special Reserve
Lemur Island
Fossa zoolet
Very late lunch
Night walk in Mitsinjo Forest Reserve - guide - Claude
Lodging at Hotel Feo ny Ala
+ July 21, 2013
Mantidia National Park - Indri
Drive back to Tana
Closing dinner - speeches, goodbyes, gifts, pictures
Transport back to hotel
Lodging at Hotel Raphia

Post course excursion to Northern Madagascar - July 22 - July 29, 2013
with Eva Hellman, Felicia King, Hadley Nelson, Louise Lu, Ashley Semanskee, and Hery Andrianiantafana as guide and organizer

+ July 22, 2013
Early morning transport to Tana airport, final goodbyes
Air Mad changed flight from direct Tana to Maroansetra --> Tana to Sambava to Maroansetra with long layover in Sambava.
Lunch in Sambava at Las Palmas - on the beach
Drop bags off at hotel in Maroansetra
Walk through town on excursion to see tomato frogs
Lodging at Le Relais du Masoala
+ July 23, 2013
Maroantsetra to Masoala - two motorboats - whales
Lunch at hotel
Night walk in Masoala wth Felicia, Hery, Ursula, Alden, and me
Lodging at Le Petit Relais - just outside park entrance
+ July 24, 2013
Hike in Masoala - red ruffed lemurs
lunch at lodge
Afternoon hike with just the guide (Alden) and me
Village visit
Night walk back to lodge
Dinner at lodge
Lodging at Le Petit Relais - just outside Masoala
+ July 25, 2013
Early breakfast at hotel in Masoala
Boat trip back from Masoala to Maroansetra - rough waters, rain, whales up close
Flight from Maroantsetra to Sambava
Afternoon beach run, solo, towards the point
Dinner in town - Chinese - Mimi
Lodging at Las Palmas
+ July 26, 2013
Drive from Sambava to Daraina
Lunch in Vohemar
Night walk in Daraina - aye aye
+ July 27, 2013
Visit Daraina - Ian Tattersol sifaka, gold mining - pits and temporary town
Drive from Daraina to Vohemar
Dinner at hotel in town
Karaoke bar
+ July 28, 2013
Drive from Vohemar to Sambava
Fly to Tana
Stop off at hotel
Final dinner with Jim Hansen, Mamy, Hery, Daniel, Tom Cushman (Richfield Investor Services), Roland Pritchett (Academic Director of Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development program based in Tana), Eva, Lulu, Felicia, Hadley, Ashley, and me
to airport for flight just after midnight
+ July 29, 2013
Tana to Paris, sit with Lulu, Hadley also on plane
Paris to SFO

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Participants

+ John Butterfield
+ Jacob Dalder
+ Sophia Colombari Figueroa
+ Eva Hellman
+ Hailey Juszczak
+ Kira Kalkus
+ Felicia King
+ Julie Koenig
+ Eric Liaw
+ Louise Lu
+ Clara Luu
+ Hadley Nelson
+ Ashley Semanskee
+ Jordan Shapiro
+ Sushmita Sridhar
+ Amy Zuckerwise

Teaching Assistant

+ Jayne Gaubatz

Staff

+ Hery Andrianiantefana
+ Mamy Rajaonah
+ Claude - driver
+ Naina - assistant
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