Ten years ago in the southern Venetian Lagoon my 790th world species was Italian sparrow
At the Botanic Gardens in Perth, Michael Morcombe’s Australian field guide came into my life
The IOC has done the ultimate by renaming itself to the International Ornithological Union.
For three and a half billion years species popped up like crazy, like a tree sprouting branches, and twigs and leaves.
200 million years ago heavy volcanic eruptions may have caused the mass extinction that defines the boundary between the Triassic and Jurassic periods.