Because the world of the internet has grown, each the potential and popularity behind blogging has skyrocketed. Puffins are among the most instantly recognisable, iconic and well beloved of birds. For many they’re a spotlight of the UK’s summer season coastline and their colourful appearance, comedy antics and approachability simply add to their recognition. A number of ‘hotspot’ are attracting excessive levels of curiosity in visits to their colonies. Despite the excessive level of interest in, and appeal of, these birds there was a stunning lack of books centered on Puffins as a species. Award-successful wildlife photographer Mark Sisson has spent a number of years photographing Puffins and this new guide combines photos that fantastically encapsulate their attraction and visual appeal with an accessible textual content written by leading wildlife writer Dominic Couzens. The book covers the birds’ life cycle, behaviour, habitats and the present and future challenges that they face, along with many stunning details and anecdotes.
As I used to be leaving the class, I overheard a group of individuals talking Italian. Having lived in Italy, being married to an Italian, and of Italian ancestry myself, I communicate a reasonable amount of Italian and understand quite a bit more. One of the group was an older girl with shaved head and dressed in the conventional Buddhist nun’s robes, so I asked her in Italian the place she was from. She instructed me that she lived in McLeod Ganj, but the rest of the group was from numerous locations in Italy. They had been obviously in a rush to go somewhere, however before they left, the nun invited me to another, more personal instructing at a café throughout from the Dalai Lama’s temple that day at 2pm. I decided to go and am I glad I did – I … Read More