In search of the rarest bird in the world

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Bags of ice to save the King Penguins  A few weeks back my little grandson was watching David Attenborough’s Our Planet with his Mum.  Afterwards, for a good twenty minutes, she had to calm down a heart-broken sobbing little 5 year old.  She posted on the family What’s App group: He’s so sad the ice […]

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Human Ancestors: Part II.

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Our human cousins Some time ago I wrote a blog which looked at how humans (the genus Homo) first evolved in Africa nearly 3 MYA [Million Years Ago] . They evolved from an earlier genus of apes called Australopithecus,  meaning ‘Southern Ape’. But it seems we should not think of this development as linear, as one […]

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