Double-collared Sunbird

Since I missed last week’s “bird-of-the-week” post (my apologies; I’m writing like mad these days), this week’s featured bird is a two-fer. Both birds are from Southern A...

Klipspringer

My first “mammal of the month” is the klipspringer, a small, sturdy antelope that inhabits rocky terrain with sparse vegetation in eastern and southern Africa.1 Its scientific name is Oreo...

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...

To Write My South African Book

Yesterday, I posted about my new direction in writing. Today, I’m sharing how I’ve decided to write my South African book. I’ll write the book as a journal that immediately immerses ...