Nature News

Number of sunny days this week: 7
Number of cloudy days this week: 0
Number of rainy days this week: 0
Number of snowy days this week: 0
Number of windy days this week: 7
What is the air temperature right now in Fahrenheit?: 87
How was the weather this week?:

This week, the weather was very hot and dry. It is the dry season in Cambodia. It did not rain at all, and the water level in the Mekong River was very low. This week, we were traveling down the Mekong River by packrafts. We were camping at night and paddling during the day, so we were outside all week. I really noticed the weather because I was outside all the time!

What animals did I see this week? :

This week, I saw pigs, dogs, cats, buffalo, cows and chickens. All of these animals are owned and herded by rural Cambodians. In the wild, I saw the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and the endangered Asian Giant Softshell turtle. I also saw a lot of bugs while I was camping!

What was the coolest thing I saw in nature this week?:

The coolest thing I saw this week was a nest for the endangered Asian Giant Softshell turtle. A ranger took me to a site where there was a nest filled with turtle eggs. The eggs were burried in the sand. The ranger carefully dug a hole into the nest for me to see inside.