Category Archives: wildlife

Too honest

A gamekeeper in Oregon arrested a man for killing and eating an Egret. He pleaded guilty explaining to the judge, “I was just trying to feed my hungry family. I’ve never done anything like that before.” The judge freed him … Continue reading

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Cute bear family

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A tourist gets advice from a Canadian Ranger

Ranger: When you walk on this path you should periodically ring a bell. This will warn the bears that you’re in the vicinity and they wont attack. Tourist: How will we know that there are bears in the vicinity? Ranger: … Continue reading

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Soulless But Sentient

In the deepest distant restless oceans Life was cherished, before Adam’s line came Orcas, whales, dolphins, all swam deep At ease with their world of salt sea. Their language – rumbles, clicks whistles Sang the never ending songs. Some young … Continue reading

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A Chickadee and Friend

The chickadee is well known for its capacity to lower its body temperature during cold winter nights as well as its good spatial memory to relocate the caches where it stores food, and its boldness near humans (sometimes feeding from … Continue reading

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Flower Power in the 1960s

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The river Ingrebourne flows gently past our ‘village’

For generations the children of our estate have played in or near the river. They had their fishing nets with a jam jar for the Mino they caught. Then they’d race home to Mum proud to show what they’d caught. … Continue reading

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