Sitting on the Inlandsbanan somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Swedish Lapland and heading south, I am saving my legs a good thousand kilometers of riding through forest and wilderness. A pity perhaps, but sometimes time, although elastic, is of the essence and choices have to be made. But let me start at theContinue reading “A little Arctic Adventure”
Gary Grasshopper or Luke the Locust? May I introduce you to Gary Grasshopper. This elegant individual belongs to the Acrididae, and there are 356 different species. Some of them are winged and others wingless, but all feed on grass and leaves and are active during the day. Gary’s antennae have less than thirty segments andContinue reading “Encounters #4 Gary Grasshopper”
I met Bubo (Bubo Capensis) during an evening stroll and was happy when I realized he wasn’t scared of me. He didn’t even seem to think of flying away. He sat on his branch, orange eyes taking me in, as well as his surroundings, while the wind was playing in his ear tufts. He lookedContinue reading “Encounters # 3 Bubo, the Cape Eagle Owl”
When out and about, adventuring, experimenting, traveling or simply walking, I’m often amazed at the sheer variety and beauty of what I encounter along the way. At the same time I feel humbled, because I realize how little I know. So:
“Open your eyes, take note, read up – and learn something new.”
Randomly, random facts, at random times.
Wonder what these Redwinged Starlings are chatting about? And also wondering if you’d call them a flock, a group, a family, a gaggle, a swarm, a parliament or…? Or a string perhaps :-)???
“I didn’t really lead an exceptional life. I mean, I didn’t invent the light bulb, nor was I ever an explorer and discovered exciting new places, nothing like that – which is what people normally write about. But maybe there is a theme to my life. My love for nature. I suppose that’s a recurringContinue reading “Encounters”
Richard Wadley has been so kind to include “Healing Rhinos and Other Souls” into the Books section of the Waterberg Nature Conservancy’s website. To have a look, please click here. He has also written a fabulous review for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy’s Newsletter January 2014. For the newsletter, please click here. Thank you Richard! BookContinue reading “Review of “Healing Rhinos…” for the Waterberg Nature Conservancy Newsletter”