Rainbow Bee-eater

For this week’s featured bird, we’ll travel to Australia to meet the strikingly beautiful rainbow bee-eater, Merops ornatus. With its brilliant plumage of blue, green, black and rust, this specie...

African Paradise-flycatcher

In keeping with the South African theme of my last two posts, my first “bird of the week” is the exquisite African paradise-flycatcher, Terpsiphone viridis. (Tap on photos to enlarge.) A m...

Love Your Planet: Fight the Feral Cat Crisis

It’s no exaggeration to say that the world is experiencing a feral cat crisis. Domestic cats are cute and cuddly. They purr and knead our knees with their paws while we pet them. They provide co...