Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thoughts on the Culling of Bees to Maintain Colony Strength.

Farmers and stockbreeders constantly cull the weak animals from their herds and breed only from the strongest. In the wild, before man started managing wild animals, this happened naturally through ‘the survival of the fittest’. Imagine what would be the … Continue reading

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Being a seagull ~ Caught up in the joy of flight. ~ Was it just a dream?

The Seagull Sequence. [The following passage was written as part of a story that I subsequently abandoned. Yet, on finding it recently, I felt that it was worth publishing in some form or other. Now that I have taken up … Continue reading

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Decline of the Honey Bee.

Over-exploitation and historical misplaced kindness are responsible for the decline of the honey bee in the Western World. As a one-time beekeeper, lifelong nature lover and the author of a number of wild life books, I point a finger at … Continue reading

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A moving story ~ Of a Bushman’s quest to find ~ An elusive bird

The Bushman’s Tale. A night in Africa. Above – the stars hang bright. Not far away a lion coughs and grunts. A fire burns, lighting a ring of faces round about, Making the velvet darkness darker still. I was a … Continue reading

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A poet’s message ~ should be clear, elegant, true ~ and poetical.

POETRY I hold very strong views on the writing of poetry. The first is that a poem should be complete in itself and need no separate introduction. I do get cross if I attend a reading and the poet spends … Continue reading

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A solar exclipse ~ Never to be forgotten ~ Uniting strangers

A Solar Eclipse. All my life I had wanted to experience a total solar eclipse and, when I heard that there was to be one visible in the UK on the 11th August 1997, I determined that I would be … Continue reading

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Never be too sure ~ That you are the only one ~ Who knows the answers.

THE PRAT ON THE BEACH The Gower Coast, South Wales. Joyce turned on her back and looked up at the blueness of the sky, then trod water and looked back at the beach. Gerald, her brother, was walking along the … Continue reading

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