About the MotmotExploring the natural world with pencil and paper from high atop a one-story bungalow in the middle of Oklahoma.
Category Archives: Stupid Critter Tricks
First day out of the box on the island and we had birds, thunderstorms, and a gorgeous huge tropical fly caught by researchers (and released unharmed). The birds were very cool but the bugs, oh my, the bugs. And now, … Continue reading
All I wanted for my birthday was a Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno). The excitement this bird generates can’t be overstated. It inspires much grand hyperbole, often described as “the most beautiful bird in the world”. It is, technically, in the … Continue reading
At 4 am Mike shakes me awake: “Something’s wrong with the cat”. A banshee wail comes from the living room. I call her name as though summoning a spirit. Her shape speeds past me in the dark and dives into … Continue reading