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Road ecology blog: Dead tree, road split

January 03, 2020 - Road ecology blog: Dead tree, road split, near Crocodile Bridge, Kruger National Park, South Africa Click here for im...
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Road ecology blog: Waiting for African bush elephants to cross the road

December 17, 2019 - Road ecology blog: Waiting for African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) to cross the road, Kruger National Park, Sout...
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Road ecology blog: Gate, push button to open, Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

December 02, 2019 - Road ecology blog: Gate, push button to open, leaving picknick area, Addo Elephant National Park, Eastern Cape, South Af...
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Got dirt roads?

July 16, 2019 - Got dirt roads? Camper north of Missouri River, Charles M. Russel National Wildlife Refuge, Montana, USA
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And the road goes on forever...

July 14, 2019 - Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) (non-native species) lining a dirt road, Montana, USA
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Yellow Sweetclover lining a dirt road, Montana, USA

July 13, 2019 - Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) (non-native species) lining a dirt road, Montana, USA
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Camper van with Yellow Sweetclover lining a dirt road, Montana, USA

July 11, 2019 - Camper van with Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) (non-native species) lining a dirt road, Montana, USA
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Camp spot on the Great Plains, Sun Prairie, Montana, USA

July 09, 2019 - Camp spot on the Great Plains, Sun Prairie, Montana, USA
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4x4 camper van on dirt road, near Bannack, Montana

April 08, 2019 - 4x4 camper van on dirt road, near Bannack, Montana
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife underpass and stream, SP 225, near Brotas, Brazil

December 26, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife underpass and stream, SP 225, near Brotas, Brazil. Note the abundance of tracks in the mud o...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife fence, SP 225, near Brotas, Brazil

December 23, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife fence, SP 225, near Brotas, Brazil. This fence is mostly to keep capybara off the highway an...
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Ecological restoration in the cerrado (savanna), Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil

November 19, 2018 - Ecological restoration in the cerrado (savanna), Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil. This area was a pine plantation (primary...
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Wildlife camera in the cerrado (savannah), Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil

November 17, 2018 - Wildlife camera in the cerrado (savannah), Itirapina, São Paulo, Brazil Click here for more images of researcher at w...
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Road ecology blog: Tracks of giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla)

November 17, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Tracks of giant anteater (Myrmecophaga tridactyla), in the cerrado (savannah), Itirapina, São Paulo,...
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Road ecology blog: Warning sign for South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), São Paulo, Brazil

November 05, 2018 - Warning sign for South American tapir (Tapirus terrestris), Legado das Águas, São Paulo, Brazil Click here for other...
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Ford E350 4x4 camper van, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA

October 31, 2018 - Ford E350 4x4 camper van, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
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Road ecology blog: Car on dirt road at night, Goiás, Brazil

October 19, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Car on dirt road at night, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás, Brazil Click here for oth...
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Road ecology blog: Vegetation covered in dust along dirt road, Goiás, Brazil

October 17, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Vegetation covered in dust along dirt road, Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park, Goiás, Brazil C...
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Road ecology blog: Erosion associated with a dirt road, Goiás, Brazil

October 12, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Erosion associated with a dirt road, Goiás, Brazil
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Sunset in the cerrado, Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil

October 12, 2018 - Sunset in the cerrado, Parque Nacional da Chapada dos Veadeiros, Goiás, Brazil Click here for other Parque Nacional d...
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Camper van on dirt road, Devil's golf course, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

May 09, 2018 - Camper van on dirt road, Devil's golf course, Death Valley National Park, California, USA Click here for images of th...
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Road ecology blog: Night time road closure with gate, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, USA

April 23, 2018 - Road ecology blog: Night time road closure, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, USA. Road closed dusk to dawn Click her...
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Camper van on dirt road, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, USA

April 20, 2018 - Camper van on dirt road, Saguaro National Park, Arizona, USA Click here for images of the camper van on the road. Li...
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Big camper van 4x4 on dirt road, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA

April 17, 2018 - Camper van 4x4 on dirt road, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA. My friend Jerome provides a reference for...
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Camper van 4x4 on dirt road, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA

April 01, 2018 - Camper van 4x4 on dirt road, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA Click here for images of the camper van o...
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Grader clearing the road of sand (gypsum) in the morning, White Sands National Monument

March 29, 2018 - Grader clearing the road of sand (gypsum) in the morning, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA Click here...
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10 things I learned during the course

March 06, 2018 - 10 things I learned during the 4x4 recover course by Bill Burke: 1. These vehicles are very capable... steep terrain, r...
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Steep slope, 4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park

February 28, 2018 - Steep slope, 4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA Click here for othe...
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On the ridge, 4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park

February 27, 2018 - On the ridge, 4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA Click here for oth...
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4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA

February 26, 2018 - 4x4 recovery course with Bill Burke, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California, USA Click here for other images of 4...
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Road ecology blog: Azara's agouti on dirt road, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Argentina

October 12, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Azara's agouti (Dasyprocta azarae) on dirt road, Parque Nacional Iguazú, Argentina Click here for...
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Road ecology blog: Butterflies mud-puddling, Iguazu National Park, Misiones, Argentina

October 11, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Butterflies mud-puddling on a dirt road, Iguazu National Park, Misiones, Argentina. The butterflies c...
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Road ecology blog: The abandoned dirt road Estrada do Colono, Iguaçu, Brazil

October 10, 2017 - Road ecology blog: The abandoned dirt road Estrada do Colono (- Settler's Road-), Parque Nacional do Iguaçu, Brazil T...
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Road ecology blog: Natural canopy connectivity, Iguazu National Park, Misiones, Argentina

October 09, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Natural canopy connectivity across Ruta 101, Dirt road, Iguazu falls, Iguazu National Park, Misiones,...
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Researchers at work: Fernando Bechara and Marcel Huijser provide excursion

October 08, 2017 - Researchers at work: Fernando Bechara and Marcel Huijser address the participants of an excursion. This was an excurs...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign and reduced speed limit, Argentina

October 07, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign and reduced speed limit to 50 km per hour on dirt road, Iguazu falls, Iguazu Na...
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Camp spot, Wind River Range, Big Sandy trailhead area, Wyoming, USA

August 11, 2017 - Camp spot, Wind River Range, Big Sandy trailhead area, Wyoming, USA Click here for images of camper van camp sites....
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Ford camper van on dirt road, Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA

August 10, 2017 - Our camper van on dirt road, Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA Click here for images of the camper van on the road. Lik...
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Our camper van on dirt road, south of Wind River Range, Wyoming

August 05, 2017 - Our camper van on dirt road, south of Wind River Range, Wyoming Click here for images of the camper van on the road....
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Our camper van on dirt road, south of Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA

August 04, 2017 - Our camper van on dirt road, south of Wind River Range, Wyoming, USA Click here for images of the camper van on the r...
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Camp site, Wind River Range, Big Sandy trailhead area, Wyoming, USA

August 02, 2017 - Camp site, Wind River Range, Big Sandy trailhead area, Wyoming, USA Click here for images of camper van camp sites....
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Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, Elk meadows loop road, Idaho, USA

June 22, 2017 - Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, Elk meadows loop road, Idaho, USA Click here for more camper van images L...
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Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, crossing a creek, Montana, USA

June 05, 2017 - Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, crossing a creek, on the way to a trailhead, Montana, USA Click here for m...
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Road ecology blog: Common dandelion spreading along a dirt road, Montana, USA

June 04, 2017 - Road ecology blog: Common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) spreading along a dirt road, Montana, USA Click here for m...
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On our way to a trailhead

June 01, 2017 - On our way to a trailhead. Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, crossing a creek, Montana, USA Click here for...
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Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, crossing a creek, Montana, USA

May 30, 2017 - Our Ford E350 4x4 camper van on dirt road, crossing a creek, Montana, USA. This dirt road leads to a trail head into the...
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The van project: The beginnings

November 11, 2016 - We recently bought a 1997 Ford e350 camper 4x4 van. The van appears to be in good shape, and has low miles on the 7.3 L...
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Looking for wildlife on the Rio Negro, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

August 10, 2016 - Looking for wildlife on the Rio Negro, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
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Brazilian birds: Greater rhea, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 26, 2016 - Brazilian birds: Greater rhea (Rhea americana), Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Near threatened (IUCN, 2016)....
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Road ecology blog: Greater rhea taking dust bath on dirt road

July 26, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Greater rhea (Rhea americana) taking dust bath on dirt road, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Ne...
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Departing the Pantanal in a convoy of 4 Mitsubishi vehicles, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 26, 2016 - Departing the Pantanal in a convoy of four Mitsubishi 4x4 vehicles, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The experienced drivers...
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Crossing a stream, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 25, 2016 - Crossing a stream on a dirt road, Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, on wildlife expedition to the Pantanal, Mato Gross...
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Flooded dirt road, Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 24, 2016 - Flooded dirt road, Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, on wildlife expedition to the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazi...
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Driving the Mitsubishi in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 23, 2016 - Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, on wildlife expedition to the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Click here fo...
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Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

July 23, 2016 - Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Click here for other images of the Pantanal...
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Looking for wildlife, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 22, 2016 - Image below: Fernanda Abra looks for wildlife. We used the Mitsubishi 4x4, L200 Triton Savana for our travels to spot wi...
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Life in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 22, 2016 - Image below: Sônia Delborgo opens the first gate of the day. Images below: a camp fire helps to keep the mosquitoes a...
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Researchers at work: Peter Crawshaw calls in jaguar, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 21, 2016 - Peter Crawshaw uses a hollow gourd ("esturrador" in Portuguese) to mimic the sound of a jaguar, Pantanal, Mato Grosso do...
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Our camp in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

July 21, 2016 - Our camp in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Foreground: Solar panels to power camera batteries, flashlights an...
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Loading up before heading into the Pantanal

July 21, 2016 - This is where we leave the pavement. The twin towns of Aquidauana and Anastácio form the "Portal do Pantanal" ("gate to...
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Road ecology blog: Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) on dirt road

July 20, 2016 - Road ecology blog: Yacare caiman (Caiman yacare) on dirt road with our Mitsubishi 4x4 L200 Triton Savana in the backgrou...
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Road ecology blog: the dirt roads of the Pantanal

July 19, 2016 - The Pantanal is the world's largest tropical wetland. It has incredible biodiversity and wildlife is relatively easy to...
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Van on tricky road section covered in ice, Norway

March 05, 2016 - Van on tricky road section covered in ice, Norway. We drove up this road section without stopping first. If we would hav...
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Road ecology blog: This concrete curb may well be a barrier to small species

January 12, 2016 - Road ecology blog: The concrete curb may well be a barrier to small species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, P...
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Road ecology blog: Pavers allow water to infiltrate into the soil, São Paulo, Brazil

December 28, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Pavers allow water to infiltrate into the soil, Parque Estadual 'Carlos Botelho', São Paulo, Brazil....
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Road ecology blog: Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) crossing dirt road, Brazil

December 20, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Marsh deer (Blastocerus dichotomus) crossing dirt road, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil, Vuln...
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Looking for wildlife at night with a spot light, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil

December 14, 2015 - Looking for wildlife at night with a spot light, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil. Click here for more images of...
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Brazilian birds: Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil

December 06, 2015 - Brazilian birds: Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia), Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil. Click here for more image...
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Road ecology blog: Pampas deer buck on dirt road, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil

December 03, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Pampas deer buck (Ozotoceros bezoarticus) on dirt road, Parque Nacional das Emas, Goiás, Brazil. Near...
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Road ecology blog: Common sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), along dirt road, Montana, USA

August 02, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Common sunflowers (Helianthus annuus), along dirt road, Montana, USA. Click here for other images of...
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Road ecology blog: Construction for highway widening (4 lanes to 2 lanes), Florida, USA

May 24, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Construction for highway widening (4 lanes to 2 lanes), Hwy 331, Hwy 83 near Freeport, Florida, USA....
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Road ecology blog: Hydro-seeding to reduce erosion, Florida, USA

May 20, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Hydro-seeding to reduce erosion associated with highway widening, Hwy 331, Hwy 83 near Freeport, Flor...
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Road ecology blog: Erosion control at stream for highway widening project, Florida, USA

May 11, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Erosion control at stream at construction of new bridge in association with highway widening (4 lanes...
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Road ecology blog: Construction for highway widening, near Freeport, Florida, USA

May 11, 2015 - Road ecology blog: Construction for highway widening (4 lanes to 2 lanes), Hwy 331, Hwy 83 near Freeport, Florida, USA....
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Road ecology blog: The road between São Roque de Minas and Canastra

January 14, 2015 - The road between São Roque de Minas and Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The road is in poor...
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Road ecology blog: Hollow dirt road, Minas Gerais, Brazil

December 13, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Hollow dirt road (erosion), near São José do Barreiro, Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Ge...
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Road ecology blog: Why did the chicken cross the road?

December 09, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Why did the chicken cross the road? Roadkill on dirt roads.... Chicken roadkill, near São José do B...
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Road ecology blog: Hollow dirt road (erosion), Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil

December 07, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Hollow dirt road (erosion), near Casca d'Anta, Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Br...
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Road ecology blog: Who needs fence posts? Termites will do the job just fine!

December 06, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Termite mound covering a livestock fence along a dirt road, near São José do Barreiro, Parque Naciona...
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Road ecology blog: Erosion along a dirt road, Minas Gerais, Brazil

November 26, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Erosion along a dirt road, near São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil Click here for more images...
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Road ecology blog: The dirt road between São Roque de Minas and Serra da Canastra

November 13, 2014 - The road between São Roque de Minas and Parque Nacional da Serra da Canastra, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The road is in poor...
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Brazilian wildlife: Fernanda Abra and Marcel Huijser remove a boa constrictor from road

August 27, 2014 - Brazilian wildlife: Fernanda Abra and Marcel Huijser remove a boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) from a dirt road, east o...
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Road ecology blog: Public road through private lands, Montana, USA

August 07, 2014 - Road ecology blog: Public road through private lands. This gate and sign mark a a public land / private land boundary al...
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Montana: Man and boy next to flatbed pickup on dirt road

June 01, 2014 - Montana: Man and boy next to flatbed pickup on dirt road. Click here for other images of North American culture. Like...
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Road ecology blog: Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) on dirt road, Pantanal, Brazil

June 15, 2013 - Road ecology blog: Capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) resting on the Transpantaneira dirt road, Pantanal, Matto Grosso...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for yacare caiman, Mato Grosso, Brazil

June 14, 2013 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for yacare caiman (Caiman yacare), Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Braz...
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for capybara, Transpantaneira, Mato Grosso, Brazil

June 13, 2013 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), Transpantaneira, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for black-tailed gazelle, Gobi, Ömnögovi, Mongolia

June 12, 2013 - Road ecology blog: Wildlife warning sign for black-tailed gazelle or goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa), Gobi, Ömnö...
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Travel: Passing people on horses, near Bayan-Adarga, Khentii, Mongolia

April 22, 2013 - Travel: We pass two people on horses on snow covered grasslands, near Bayan-Adarga, Khentii, Mongolia. Our car may be tr...
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Travel: Deep snow and sketchy conditions on roads, near Bayan-Adarga, Khentii, Mongolia

April 16, 2013 - Tough traveling after a storm wept across the grasslands and made snow dunes. Some 250 km on two tracks through the gras...
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Travel and road ecology: Journey to the wintering grounds of Mongolian gazelles, Khentii, Mongolia

March 19, 2013 - We set off on a journey in a Furgon (a Russian made 4wd van) to look for Mongolian gazelles (Procapra gutturosa). The an...
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Road Ecology Blog: White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) buck on dirt road with car

December 05, 2012 - White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) buck on dirt road with car. Holiday Discount 30% off on all prints and gre...
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Road ecology blog: Rails to trails Route of the Hiawatha, Idaho, USA

October 25, 2012 - Road ecology blog: Rails to trails Route of the Hiawatha, Idaho, USA. For more information about the bike trail on the b...
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Road ecology blog: Forest road at night with lights from a passing car, Montana, USA

August 29, 2012 - A forest road at night with lights from a passing car, Montana, USA Summer Sale through 31 August 2012 Like Marcel Hui...
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Road ecology blog: painted turtle laying eggs along gravel road, Idaho, USA

May 21, 2012 - Last week I visited a wetland in northern Idaho. I saw several western painted turtles (Chrysemys picta bellii) that wer...
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