13 April 2020
Scaly Ground-Roller is my favorite Malagasy bird, and one of the five coolest Ground-Rollers.
Easter is one of the biggest holidays of the year where I live. The traditional celebration involves the translocation of the entire large town to a beach that is 40 minutes away. The road and the beach itself are wall-to-wall traffic and people. I was expecting a Florida spring break-esque situation, but the local government wisely decided to close the only road to the beach. Sometimes lack of infrastructure makes things simple! As I watched yesterday evening I was gratified to see the headlights of only one car on the road. As far as the diaspora of people who were allowed to leave Tana a few days ago, the effects remain to be seen.