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Montserrat
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Thanks to Delroy N. Williams for this fantastic poem depicting the plight of the mountain chicken in Dominica. It is so great to see such wonderful support for the mountain chicken in Dominica, Montserrat, across the Caribbean and of course overseas.
Have you ever day dreamed about constant nice weather, no rain and how it would be paradise?? … Well it is not always the case! Rain is starting to feel like a distant memory here, with the occasional sprinkle which feels like the clouds are just teasing you with what they could do if they wanted. You’re probably all thinking typical...
So tonight it was time to give the release frogs a break and go and carry out transect surveys on one of the sites that surviving wild mountain chickens can be found called Fairy Walk Fairy Walk is one of the sites that has been regularly monitored for mountain chickens since 1998, since well before the deadly chytrid fungus arrived...
This is Emma here, I’ve made the hop from Montserrat to Dominica to assist with the captive breeding programme for the Mountain Chicken (or Crapaud as they’re more commonly called here). The facility I’m working in is rather interesting place, as well as attempting to breed the crapaud, we’re also breeding thousands of insects on which to feed them (I’ve...
The project has had a busy week this week with Montserrat Science Week. Originally set up by the Montserrat Volcano observatory to outreach to local Montserratians about the active volcano this week has evolved to include all aspects of science including terrestial and marine biology and of course the famous mountain chicken. So the team has been busy this week...