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December 2020 – January 2021 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 flying …

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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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Kampung Naga, Garut – Java

Kampung Naga, Garut – West Java Kampung Naga, or Dragon village, is a traditional Sundanese hamlet located near Garut, in West Java.   The village is inhabited by a community that holds a strong tradition of preserving the way of life of their ancestors. They adhere to their culture and live in harmony with nature …

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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 …

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Birds

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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Barong Brutuk

Barong Brutuk – Trunyan, Bali September 2018 Blog about the Barong Brutuk

Nusa Lembongan

Seaweed farming on Nusa Lembongan – Bali April 2011 Nusa Lembongan used to be an off-the-beaten-track little island off the southeast coast of Bali, mostly visited by day-trippers for some water-sport or diving the surrounding reefs. Tourism wasn’t any significant source of income for the locals yet, who mainly lived from fishing and growing seaweed. …

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