A few people have sent me some trip reports over the last couple of weeks and I am sorry not to have uploaded them but I’ve been travelling through Malaysia, Indonesia and now New Caledonia. Its been mainly work but I did see (at long last) a Tapir in Taman Negara, and was pleasantly surprised by the number of mammals I saw in Java (including Malay Badger, the 3 endemic primates, Javan Ferret Badger and what I think was a Javan Warty Pig though I would like to see some photos of them to be sure). I’m hoping to see some Flying Foxes here in New Caledonia and have arranged to stay on Saturday night with a local tribe who will show me some. They are surprised I want to photograph them and not eat them.
Meanwhile, I will be in the US for the last week in August. Does anyone know a good spot for Utah Praire Dogs, preferably in SW Utah or as near to Las Vegas/north rim of the Grand Canyon as possible. I am also going to spend a night on the Channel Islands. Does anyone know where to see the Townsend’s Big-eared Bat colony there, and any tips on the best places to look for the CI Fox and Western Spotted Skunks?