Harveyville Bench

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The following story is a chapter of an upcoming book written by my mother Priscilla H Wilson about my father Rodney E Wilson.  The book is titled Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North.

Zero Meridian, Five Degrees North: Searching for Family

In July 2009, son Ben and Rodney set out on a two-week genealogical expedition across Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Rodney expresses excitement as they drive south. Continue reading

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Cars of Cuba

It was great fun to see the variety of older cars still running on the island.  Most are no longer running with original motors and parts, but still fun to see.  A real treat.

 

Cuban Tody

Cuban Endemic’s

Cuban Endemics

The main purpose of our trip to Cuba was to find and identify the endemic birds on the island of Cuba and outlying Cays.  Endemic is defined as ” native or restricted to a certain country or area”.  Our group saw 24 of the 26 possibilities.  We did not see the Cuban Kite and Greater Antillean Nightjar.

I was able to photography many of the species but not all that we saw.  The Bee Hummingbird is so small and quick that they are almost impossible to photograph.  The day we got great views of the Gundlach´s Hawk, I did not have my long lens on the camera and missed a great shot.

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