- Since 2009 -

The Missing Link... In May 2009 a news story broke.

47 million years old...

In 2009 a news story broke about a fossil that had been excavated by private collectors in 1983 from the Messel Shale Pit, a shale quarry near Darmstadt, Germany. New analysis, with the latest technology, was starting to show that this full skeleton was likely to be an extremely early primate close to the emergence of the evolutionary branch leading to monkeys, apes and humans.

The news mentioned lemurs as well as monkeys and voila, “Monkey Lemur” just popped into my head. 

Ida Fossil

Play it forward

I was in full time work and only producing websites as a bit of a hobby for friends and family at that time. The programming experience I’d gained in my early career helped massively but it wasn’t until 2015 that I started to evolve and branch out from my html world.


Old sites, built on old tech, were fast becoming obsolete and everybody wanted a new site. Whilst it’s taken me way too long to find the time to build my own site, I’m going to embark on what I hope will be a journey of discovery and knowledge.

My aim is to give some of my own answers to this question….

How can we all help to keep this collection of space dust looking as beautiful as it should do?

Monkeylemur is a genus of primates in the family Lemuridae. It is the most speciesrich genus of primates in Madagascar, with seven species identified to date. The species range in size from the tiny Madame Berthe‘s mouse lemur, which is the smallest primate in the world at 30 grams, to the larger Sanford‘s lemur, which can weigh up to 2.2 kilograms. They are all found in Madagascar and are mostly arboreal, living in the canopy of the rainforest. They feed mainly on fruits, flowers, and nectar, but will also eat insects, spiders, and other small animals. They are active during the day and night, and some species are solitary, while others live in small groups. They are also known for their vocalizations, as many species are very vocal and communicate through a variety of calls.