Friday, May 30, 2008

Better News

My sister pointed me toward this good news from The Blue Iguana Recovery Program":
New Team Blue volunteers Gloria Bettencourt and Stephanie Marshall, a mother-daughter team, joined us last Friday, and are happily at work in the captive facility. They join Peter Alexander, and the array of local volunteers who are helping as we deal with the early nesting season. The incubators are humming away with sixty-five eggs today, and John Marotta reports Red-Pale Blue nested last night.

A second wave of nesting may be on the way, since the rainy season has now broken and the soil in the Park is becoming nice and moist, perfect for iguana eggs!

The other good news this week is on Billy and Archie. Both were severely injured in the attack on 3rd. May, and have been under treatment first by Dr. Stephanie James from the Wildlife Conservation Society, then by Dr. Elisabeth Broussard from Island Veterinary Services. Elisabeth delivered the final treatments on Monday, by which stage Billy had already demolished the net we had been using to restrain him for treatment! There’s no mistaking Billy’s return to top form, and happily Archie is almost back to normal too. A huge thanks to both vets for a job so very well done!
[Source: Program Director Fred Burton's Notes; May 28, 2008]

Aside:
Triggers payment for iguana information feeds =>
Cues blues news queues dues.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

You only posted this because you wanted a good chance to deliver the aside with maximum effect!!! But it is indeed better news...

5/30/2008 05:50:00 pm  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Great to hear some made it through the tragedy.

Hope you had a nice visit to Orlando!

5/31/2008 02:39:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

But on the monosyllabic rhyming front, I've got nothin'! ;-)

5/31/2008 09:07:00 am  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

Teaser for mash-up between National Geographic-style iguana special plus dating reality show in which protagonists are iguanas and the scientists who work with them are divided into teams & have to predict ideal iguana matches: "Whose blues choose?"

(I thought of this in the shower, but I forgot to come and post it! I do not have on-the-spot laconic ingenuity...)

5/31/2008 04:19:00 pm  

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