October 02, 2005

Peering at Pete's Pond

This is fantastic! National Geographic has put up WildCam Africa, a live look at a pond in Botswana. The quality of the video and sound is unbloodybelievable. I'm listening to bird calls that take me back to my years in Sierra Leone. In the last hour that I've been tuned in, I've seen ostriches, an elephant, a monkey, deer-like things with horns, cattle-like things, all taking a turn at drinking from the pond. This would be a tremendous resource for anyone teaching about animals. Right now, late evening on the US West Coast is around dawn in Botswana and the place is hopping. During US school hours, an infrared camera is used to see the action at night. Do not miss this!


At 10:37 PM, G.Hartman said...

This site looks great Bernie! I will pass this info along at my high school in St. Charles, Missouri.

At 7:45 PM, Richard Weinroth said...

What a pleasure! It's like I'm sitting high in a tree able to watch and hear everything.


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