Canadian Birds: Black-capped Chickadee

Perky, inquisitive and confiding, the black-capped chickadee is one of North America’s best known and loved avian species.   This week’s featured bird is the black-capped chickadee, P...

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 ...