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Bats – Sanda Plantation Hideaway

Bats – Sanda Plantation Hideaway, Bali For a few weeks I had enjoyed watching different bats fly through our plantation, visiting mostly banana and papaya trees. They were drinking nectar from the banana flowers and feeding on ripe papayas.   As I studied their behavior around the trees and started to observe often clearly defined …

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Snakes, Lizards, Toads & Frogs

Snakes, Lizards, Toads & Frogs – Sanda, Bali I love them all, but snakes definitely beat others! There are plenty of reptiles and amphibians around here, particularly toads, frogs and lizards are abundant. It took some time to find the first few snakes, but nowadays we see one every couple of days. I don’t usually like …

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Birds – Sanda, Bali We have plenty of birds in and around the plantation, but to photograph them is not easy. Locals often hunt in the plantations for squirrels, which are considered a pest. They feed on most of the fruit trees and can destroy entire harvests. Hunting out of need often turns into hobby, and …

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Baluran National Park – East Java

Baluran National Park in East Java, often called the little Africa of Java, is one of the oldest national parks in Indonesia and the area has been protected since 1928, initiated by a Dutch hunter. In 1937 it became a wildlife refuge and in 1984 it was declared a national park. The park is named

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