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BookPick: The Animal Victoria Cross

Nearly seventy animals to date have won the Dickin Medal, the highest award for animal bravery. Many of their inspiring stories are told in a delightful book, The Animal Victoria Cross. 284 more words


Mad Mackie’s Manor

‘There are a badger, milord, and red squirrels, at the door.’
‘Well, let them in!’ I yell. The butler sighs.
‘You don’t get it, milord. They is wanting letting out. 90 more words

Poems By Alan Reynolds

Scenes from Manhattan Beach

Not much to say other than I used to walk a dog along this beach. The bad thing was it’s a good drive from where I used to live and a very long drive from Calabasas. 115 more words


Wildlife Up Close: Harris's Hawk

The second time that I have seen this bird of prey — but not as close as this. I don’t recall his name, but I do remember that he’s about 20 years old — which is about how long Harris’s Hawks can generally live to in captivity.  22 more words


Going bush in the Okavango Delta of Botswana

Loading ourselves into a dugout canoe, known as a ‘mokoro’ (or makoro) we set out for a 1-2 hour canoe trip to our bush camp. Bush camp meant a hole in the ground for the toilet, no shower, a campfire and crowding around a tarp when we had a massive thunder and lightning storm. 905 more words