Australian Birds: Southern Cassowary

Stocky and shaggy, the southern cassowary sports a casque atop its head and disperses fruit and berry seeds in Australian wet tropics rainforests.   For this week’s featured bird, we’...

South African Mammals: Klipspringer

The ballerina of antelopes, the klipspringer bounds up rocky slopes on the tips of its hoofs and blows loud, buzzy alarm whistles as warning signals.   My first “mammal of the month” ...

Hiking in Canada: Cape Split, Nova Scotia

If you’re looking for a moderately challenging Nova Scotia backcountry hike that offers fantastic views, Cape Split is definitely the place to go!   Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a ...

Canadian Birds: Grey Jay

Fluffy and friendly, the handsome grey jay is the voice of North America’s vast coniferous boreal and subalpine forests and has an amazing memory.   For this week’s “bird of the...