Wadi Jazirah Field Trip 2003



Wadi Jazirah Field Trip 2003



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Orange Darter (Trithemis kirbyi)
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Orange Darter (Trithemis kirbyi)
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Bush cricket
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Harlequin Potter Wasp of genus Delta
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Perhaps a damselfly or an antlion
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Primitive shelter consisting of a cave with low stone wall in front with terrace below
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Murphy and Becky (left) at the lookout on the road into Jazira
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Entering the oasis, the abandoned housing on the right
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The last resident of Jazira lived in the modern house beside the dilapidated one on the right
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Brien giving an introduction to the housing area
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Brien pointing out where the group's camera traps have been set up
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One of the camera trap locations, with a record of the number of events
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The second camera trap location with a record of the number of events
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One of the cameras, knocked out of position
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The mosque at Jazira
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The introduction of the plant and insect life at Jazira
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An orange on one of the several orange trees of Jazira
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A good supply of water flowing through the aflaj of Jazira
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With a mountain stream as a source of water, Jazira always has a good quantity of water available
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Water flooding an area of the oasis
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Our plant specialist, Geoff (right), explaining the history of some of the oasis plants
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The old bridge made of palm trunks
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The vegetable garden of the gentleman now working the oasis
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The lovely sight and sound of water cascading through the oasis
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The dense undergrowth at Jazira
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A blossom and some young fruit on one of the banana plants
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In the shade of one of Jazira's large mango trees
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A sickly papaya plant
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A closer view of the diseased papaya
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One of the majestic date palms of Jazira
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A bunch of bananas; Jazira has more banana plants than most mountain oases
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One of the mountain ridges overlooking the oasis
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An old metal can buried in the ground to serve as an oven
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The stone and pottery that litter the built-up area
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Geoff's photo of the reservoir and weir of Jazira
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Geoff's award-winning photo of the mountain road into Jazira
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A stunning winter sunset at Jazira


 


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