I used to think eating insects (entomophagy) was just for deserted islanders and primitive cultures. Here is why I changed my mind and took a bite.
MYTH: Hippos Are Excellent Swimmers
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, these amphibious mammals aren’t the best swimmers. In fact, they can’t swim at all.Read More
Real stories from the field.Read More
What would your Eco-Vacation wishlist look like?
Epic sunrises. Sea Turtles. . .Sand fleas?
Okay, so the last of the line up may not sound too appealing, but they are still one of the many things that will make your eco-vacation with Caretta Research Project-one of Georgia's oldest sea turtle conservation groups- so memorable.
This is a raw adventure that has its challenges, but the reward is tenfold. By far, this was the best Eco-Vacation I have ever experienced.Read More
I am very excited to announce an ongoing collaboration with the Zoo Logic Podcast! In this Ms. Mallory Minute, I discuss the plight of the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii), also known as the Hicatee.Read More
Tree climbing kangaroos. Prehistoric looking birds. And kooks that will crack you up. It's time for a a Ms. Mallory Minute walkabout!Read More
Myth: Bats are blind, rabid, blood sucking rodents.
Truth: Aww. The wonderful world of Chiroptera (translated to hand wing from its latin origin) has maintained its bad reputation for centuries. Contrary to the mythsRead More
Myth: Large freshwater eels will bite, entangle, and drag humans underwater; causing fear among the local people.
Truth: These remarkable fish (yes, they are fish) are not only fascinating, but are often considered a part of the family. Click to learn more.Read More
We Just Launched!
It looks a bit bare now, but check back often for new adventures and mythbusters.Read More
Myth: Vultures are the telltale signs of death and they will circle above you before attacking.
Truth: Vultures are the unsung heroes of the animal world, more vital than vile as Nature's most effecient 'clean up' crew. Click to learn more.Read More
Myth: Sharks are notorious 'man-eaters.'
Truth: Sharks are not the ‘man-eaters’ that are portrayed in Summer Blockbusters; and it is their curiosity that is often mistaken for blood thirst. Click to learn more.Read More