Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Big drawing winner!!! Plus Goats in Trees? And some Cranes.

The winner of the give away is....

Jane R Congratulations!  Thank you to all that entered...

Some of the wild life in Morocco was exotic and some was more common. But even the common goats threw in a twist and made you laugh in amazement.

Argane Forest

Morocco has a tree that grows berries called argane. The people make oil out of it's berries. They use this oil for many things like cooking, cosmetics, and in their hair to make it soft and shiny.

I had to add the camel I just love to see them.

                           There is an argane forest where the Shepard’s graze their sheep and goats. 

The Argane Forest with  Grazing Sheep.

The funny thing is that the goats love the oily argane berries which are a little bigger than an olive so they climb the trees to eat them. 

Goats in Trees Morocco
I just wish I could have seen how they get down.

Goats in Trees Morocco

 W hen you see them up in the trees they look like they should be in an illustration for a child’s book.

Goats in Trees Morocco

Goats in Trees Morocco

 Another favorite nature experience of mine was seeing the White Stork. They were nesting on the walls of the Palais el-Badi built from 1578 to 1603. The palace now lies in ruins with the bright storks making a lively contrast.

Palais el-Badi  with a French Art Show being set up.

The White Stork is a long-distance migrant wintering in Africa from tropical Sub-Saharan Africa to as far south as South Africa, or on the Indian subcontinent. 

Palais el-Badi's White Ciconia cinconia Storks

When migrating between Europe and Africa, they avoid crossing the Mediterranean Sea and detour via the Levant in the east or the Strait of Gibraltar in the west because the air thermals on which they depend do not form over water.
Palais el-Badi's White Ciconia cinconia Storks

A carnivore, the White Stork eats a wide range of animal prey, including insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and small birds. It takes most of its food from the ground, among low vegetation, and from shallow water. 

Palais el-Badi's White Ciconia cinconia Storks

                   Each year the female usually lays four eggs in one clutch that hatch in about 34 days.

Palais el-Badi's White Ciconia cinconia Storks


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