Nina joined an expedition camping in Bornean Rainforest and writes about the privilege of spending a night in the canopy.
Many species of birds practice monogamy in some form or other. They perform dances, present each other with gifts, often care for their offspring together, and sometimes even mate for life.
As far as habitats go, bogs and swamps do not receive the same amount of attention as tropical rainforests or coral reefs. However, they are just as important for people and wildlife, and as the world has lost more than half of its wetlands in the past century, they face the same risk of extinction.
A night under the hexagonal bubbles of the rainforest biome in the Eden Project.
A flash of iridescent blue, a burst of spiny wings and the introduction of a fluffy kleptomaniac- excitement has been building for the unveiling of the magical creatures in the next cinematic adventures within the Harry Potter universe: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. World Land Trust has peeked at some of the creatures revealed in the trailer, and tried to find the real animals some of these mystical creations were inspired by.
These people never lose their accents, and remain convinced that Zimbabwe is the most beautiful place in the world, regardless of the trouble they’ve had living there.
Why do birds have such bright colours and dramatic mating displays? Take the lilac-breasted roller, a bird with bright purple plumage and electric blue under their wings, who fly high in looping circles before tipping backwards in the sky and stalling their flight, resulting in backward rolls through the air.
When I say Queen, wipe out any romantic image you have of the beautiful mistress of the Kingdom, the Khaleesi-like war queen who masterminds the movements of her troops and plans to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. The Queen of a termite colony is an obese lump of eggs whose sole purpose is to push out thousands of eggs every single day, unable to move, while her workers constantly feed her royal jelly.
Does this track have a dewclaw, or is that just a bump in the sand? Is that the sound of a car being locked, or the call of the crimson breasted shrike?
By picking up hitch-hikers, drivers forge bonds within a community of mutual trust and create a common good, which will then be passed on by the hitch-hikers in the future, creating a reciprocal cycle of solidarity.
Spontaneity has been one of the best treatments for anxiety I have found so far, as it is difficult to worry about something when you don’t know which direction your feet will be pointing when you wake up, when changing your mind has no consequences.