Links to share – Conservation Edition

Welp, this is bad news: Super tuskers are elephants whose tusks weigh more than 50 kg each (or touch the ground), they are getting preeeettty rare because ivory is worth between 1,500 and 2,000$ per kilo. We just lost another one in Tsavo not long ago: Another story about hunting a super tusker: […]

More bee-eaters!

Bee-eaters are some of my favourite birds…they just seem so elegant and athletic in their flight. I’ve already posted about the Carmine Bee-Eaters, and they are lovely, but Kenya also had a complement of other beautiful bee-eaters, some of which I was lucky enough to photograph. Madagascar Bee-Eaters Blue-breasted Bee-eater Little Bee-eater

Birds at the watering hole

There was a watering hole we liked to visit once a week to see if the elephants would come in.  And they did!  (more about that later)  I also enjoyed photographing the birds that visited the watering hole, of course! Here are some of these birds: Egyptian geese with goslings Spur-winged lapwing Marsh sandpiper The […]

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My university made me take the Oxford comma out of the title of my PhD thesis!  I was so furious…but I wanted my degree, so I complied.  Now I’m finally vindicated! “Four leaf clovers” are just Wood Sorrel (Oxalis), guys. Sorry to burst your bubble 😛 Fascinating article on insect migrations: I […]

Love after Love, by Derek Walcott

Yes. Learn to love yourself. It is just so important…. LOVE AFTER LOVE The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You will love again the stranger who was your […]