Sunday, August 8, 2010

biodiverstiy in borneo

A Malaysian postcrosser sent this calendar postcard honoring the International Year of Biodiversity. He was writing from the city of Miri, in the state of Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Sarawak, he noted, is the "land of the hornbills." He also wrote about the 12-hour trip it takes to reach the Mulu Caves, the largest limestone caves in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The timing of this card was interesting as I have just started reading Lost Woods, a collection of discovered writing by Rachel Carson.