The Todos Santos recycling group, “TODOS RECICLAMOS, Red de Reciclaje”(Recycling Network), gives special thanks to Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. and Ananda Living Wisdom Schools 7 volunteers on an educational service adventure. They helped clean up an Arroyo here in Todos Santos B.C.S. México, separating all and delivered it to our recycling center. The following day they donated several more hours at the recycling center separating and cleaning. Great job!! Numerous natural organisms and ecosystems will prosper from this great effort. Not to mention the removed eyesore!! We also thank Emily Macomber for helping immensely, and sharing her 25 year veteran recycling wisdom.
Learn more about Ananda living Wisdom School at www.livingwisdom.org
Photos by Mark Goering.
Todos Santos Art Festival was fun with parade, many activities and art exhibits Organized by Sr. Heriberto Parra. My Sea Turtle movie played in the Todos Santos Theatre and I felt proud. My 4 year old daughter even danced in the Center Plaza and in the main park Parque Los Pinos. She was also in the parade!
A day of surfing and Olive Ridley Sea Turtle release in Todos Santos Baja California Sur, México with Joe Alani and friends. Filmed by Ira Nevius and Joe Alani. Edited by Ira Nevius. Special thanks to Tortugueros Las Playitas at www.todostortugueros.org.
I bet you’ve heard of a Sea Snake, but have you ever heard of a Sand Snake? While digging post holes with my friend Alex in the sandy dirt, we found one! A Banded Sand Snake! Chilomeniscus cinctus. So beautiful.
Internet info; Small. Yellow/orange with 24-28 brown crossbands to tail. White underside. scales in rows of 13. Divided anal plate.
Mostly nocturnal. During the heat of the day, it is usually submerged beneath the surface, emerging at night to hunt for insects, small scorpions, cockroaches, centipedes and other soft bodied critters of the like. Its Spadelike snout helps it ‘swim’ through sand. Grooves at the edges of bushes indicate its subsurface activity.
Estamos muy felizes que se regreso la Tortuga Laud despues de haber dejado su primer nido hace 10 dias. Nuestro segundo nido de Tortuga Laúd(Dermochelys coriacea) del año! Increiblamente regreso al mismo lugar en la playa por aproximamente entre 500 metros. ¿Como saben? ¿Como lo hacen? Deja un comentario se crees saber. Estamos muy contentos por que la tortuga laúd se considera En Peligro Crítico. el año pasado y no había ni un solo nido encontrado. Haz clic en los fotos por imagenes mas grandes.
We are very happy to have the Leatherback Sea Turtle return after leaving her first nest 10 days ago. Our second Leatherback SeaTurtle(Dermochelys coriacea) nest of the year! Unbelievably she came back to the same spot of the beach within about 500 meters! How do they know? How do they do it? Leave a comment if you think you know. We are very pleased as the Leatherback is considered Critically Endangered and last year there was not a single nest encountered. Click on photos for larger images.
Check out this Western Slender Blind Snake (Leptotyphlops humilis) and a Brown Huntsman Spider (Heteropoda venatoria) I encountered in my yard the other night. Fun.
Nuestro primer nido de Tortuga Laúd(Dermochelys coriacea) del año. Estamos muy contentos por que la tortuga laúd se considera En Peligro Crítico y el año pasado y no había ni un solo nido encontrado. Tomas se dio cuenta que La Tortuga gigante dejó 2 peces Remora(Remora brachyptera) tirados en la arena. Las salvamos lanzandolas de nuevo al agua. Tal vez se encuentran a su amigo de nuevo, o otro con quien se peude pedir rité …. Un tiburón tigre tal vez! Haga clic en los fotos.
Our first Leatherback SeaTurtle(Dermochelys coriacea) nest of the year. We are very pleased as the Leatherback is considered Critically Endangered and last year there was not a single nest encountered. Tomas realized that the giant Leatherback left 2 Remora fish(Remora brachyptera) high and dry in the sand. We saved them by tossing them back in the water. Maybe they will find their friend again, or another host to hitch a ride on…. A Tiger Shark perhaps!
I helped my friend Sergio save a Common Kingsnake from being trapped in his water tank. Then we relocated it out into his field.
It seemed very happy to be out of that cold water!
Here are some Wiki Facts.
The Common Kingsnake(Lampropeltis getula) is a harmless colubrid species found in the United States and Mexico. Adult specimens are 39-78 inches (98.5–197 cm) in length. Specimens up to 82 inches (208.2 cm) have been recorded.The biggest one was measured 8.5 feet long. They eat snakes, including venomous snakes, being immune to their venoms. They also eat amphibians, turtle eggs, lizards, and small mammals, which they kill by constriction. Long a favorite among collectors, they do well in captivity, living for up to 25 years or more.