House geckos in Kenya

Look at these amazing feet. This is how geckos can run along ceilings Mandatory TED talk Close up on the beautiful eye I’ve seen house geckos on four continents now (Australia, South America, North America, Africa). However, Kenya (and sub-Saharan Africa in general) is their native range! We were all quite fond of the geckos […]

Reptilian Pollinators

Another group of unusual pollinators I want to highlight this week is the reptilian pollinators.  Naturally, they are not the first group one would think of, but some reptiles are nonetheless critical pollinators. For example, there is a gecko on the island of Mauritius (a fascinating island in many ways, e.g. the former home of […]