Southern Cassowary

For this week’s featured bird, we’ll travel to the lush rainforests of tropical Australia. Stocky and shaggy, the southern cassowary is Australia’s second largest native bird, after the ...

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...

Hiking in Canada: Cape Split, Nova Scotia

Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve is a 447-hectare protected area near Scots Bay in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. This volcanic basalt headland is the oceanward tip of Nova Scotia’s Nor...

Grey Jay

For this week’s “bird of the week,” we leave the Southern Hemisphere and travel to the northern reaches of North America. Fluffy and friendly, the grey jay, Perisoreus canadensis, in...