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. Continue reading
Tag Archives: zoology
Basics of the bush
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? Continue reading
Die young, live fast?
Whatever you do, don’t take your pigeon to the cinema. Continue reading
Interview: George McGavin
A little disclaimer… Every answer he gave made me profoundly jealous of the creatures he has met, the encounters he’s had and the life he’s living. Continue reading