Ducklings always get people’s attention. And now that I have that: I have become a Wildlife Casualty Volunteer with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals (RSPCA). We volunteers even have our own acronym/title: WCV. Most know the RSPCA for its work with domestic animals. But, they do a brisk business with … Continue reading
Take Eyroun & blow owt þat ys with-ynne ate oþer ende; þan waysshe þe schulle clene in warme Water; þan take gode mylke of Almaundys, & sette it on þe fyre; þan take a fayre canvas, & pore þe mylke þer-on, & lat renne owt þe water; þen take it owt on þe cloþe, & … Continue reading
Vesper vespere truditur: Sed nunc deterior, nunc melior subit. Anni nubibus insident, Incertis equitant lustra Favoniis, Caeco saecula turbine. Haec, quam Pieria decipimus lyra, Iuncto fulminus essedo, Eheu! Quam celeres hora quatit Notos! Fortunae rerumque humanarum inconstantiam accusat) Matthias Casimir Sarbiewski 1595 Winter 2018 aftermath We’ve had the builders around lately, doing a bit of … Continue reading
The other day I caught a show on the western part of England, fronted by Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall. Now, I usually avoid programs with celebrity chefs (generally male) looking to expand their CVs by talking about stuff beyond food and cooking. Never mind that their cooking shows display a whiff of desperation to try to … Continue reading
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https://youtu.be/c0caVjDTyZo This 3 January 2018 video is about birds and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in the USA; which thanks its supporters for helping birds in 2017. Related articles Yellow-rumped warblers, three species, not one? Hairy woodpecker in New York state, USA Tufted titmouse in the USA, video…
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On tv in the UK recently, there was a series called Retreat: Meditations from a Monastery. Here is a related, alternative view for the Advent and Christmas season….
It’s around this time of year, freezing cold, nothing on the ground, that the animals having either numbers or muscle on their side dominate whatever food is thrown out. Pigeons Pigeons constitute one such animal. It is not unusual to have a lawn carpeted in pigeons, hogging all the seed. I was told at the … Continue reading
I think this has become my most favorite word, and I owe it to Quercuscommunity who got it from John Clare (quoted on the Quercuscommunity page): And coy bumbarrels, twenty in a drove, Flit down the hedgerows in the frozen plain And hang on little twigs and start again. John Clare – Emmonsail’s Heath in Winter I may … Continue reading
One of my favorite bird sites. Lesley is both knowledgeable and has a close relationship with the birds she observes. I especially like the honesty in this video. It is so easy to demonize the wildlife that does not conform to our woefully ignorant views of nature, while blissfully celebrating others because we perceive them … Continue reading