Bait Al Baranda hosted the launch of Dr Annette Patzelt’s new book “Wild Plants of Oman’.
For a layman the book has Continue reading “Book on Flora of Oman”
On a humid morning Wild Plants of Oman is launched
The advancing monsoon was descending on Salalah as I spent time there with Hadi Al Hikmani whose passion and work is researching Arabian Leopard in Dhofar. His family keep an extraordinary number of goats below the mountains and they are a potential prey of the Leopard.
During a six-hour trek through the mountain’s of Dhofar, Hadi expertly Continue reading “Arabian Leopard in Dhofar”
Driving south to Salalah from Muscat I enjoyed seeing some of the Birds of Dhofar.
Several pairs of Red Billed Tropic Birds and a flock of Continue reading “Birds of Dhofar Oman”
The green stuff is very much the focus in Muscat at the moment.
Apart from the green dollars coming in from high oil prices the new Botanical Garden project is now under way and due for completion in 2010 – the same opening time that the new Continue reading “Fish and Flora in Oman”
Along with the recent cool (very cold if you live in Muscat) weather we had another unexpected visitor.
Passing parallel to the coast of Muscat Oman around 13.00hrs on Wednesday 6th June Cyclone Gonu was vigorous and vast;
here NASA caught the Cyclone 2 days ago Continue reading “Cyclone Gono arrives off Oman”
In early May, I drove down to Salalah to seek out Nature in Dhofar and camped overnight
on the edge of the Empty Quarter desert.
Therefore, to urgently rectify my appearance the first stop in Salalah was, as usual Continue reading “Nature in Dhofar Oman”
The April heat of Muscat made it great to ascend to the cooler heights of Jabal Akhdar and join Professor Reginald Victor and Mrs Victor with the Environment Society of Oman on a visit to several areas that are included in his long-term study of the ecosystem of Jabal Akhdar.
He is so enthusiastic about his subject and managed to include Continue reading “Jabal Akhdar Oman”