Dodo: Species Spotlight

Dodo: Species Spotlight

Dodo: Species Spotlight will look at the story of this iconic creature and try to understand what we can learn from the past, in order to understand how we can safeguard species for the future.   The Dodo lived in Mauritius and is classed in the same family as...

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What we are reading this week.

What we are reading this week.

How extreme heat affects our pets—and how to help them. National Geographic, Natasha Daly.  Cats, dogs, and rabbits don’t deal with heat like humans do. As heat waves become increasingly common, veterinarians call for extra vigilance. Read more. The Scottish mice...

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Explained: Mass Extinction

Explained: Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction We’ve all heard the term extinction, but mass extinction is a more specific term which is about an event in history (both recent and distant) where more than 75% of species on the planet disappear. To date, the Earth has witnessed 5 mass extinction...

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What we are reading this week.

What we are reading this week.

Five parrots separated at UK zoo after encouraging each other to swear at guests NZ Herald.  A UK wildlife sanctuary has been forced to separate five naughty parrots after they wouldn't stop swearing at visitors. Billy, Eric, Tyson, Jade and Elsie were removed from...

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My Octopus Teacher (Netflix, 2020)

My Octopus Teacher (Netflix, 2020)

We've all had to entertain ourselves at home a lot more than usual over the past 18 months. There were many Netflix documentaries that grabbed our attention throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. So, if you haven’t checked it out or heard of it already, let me recommend...

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Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

So, in basic terms, your carbon footprint is your impact on the earth. It is important that you know what your carbon footprint is, so that you can take steps to reduce it where you can. For me, it is all about balance, so if you are someone who loves to travel and...

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