Tag Archives: Rangifer tarandus

It’s Miller-time

“Life itself is a school, and Nature always a fresh study.” Hugh Miller, “My Schools & Schoolmasters”, 1854 Hugh Miller. Almost before I was aware of who I was, I was aware of who he was. From just after birth … Continue reading

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Paddington’s dangerous cousin

North and South America were the last continents to be conquered by humans. We have been in Africa since we first evolved, Europe and Asia for over a million years, in Australia for about 60,000 years, but in the Americas … Continue reading

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T’was the night before Christmas

Head held down, the reindeer forced itself forwards. A strong, icy wind blasted against it’s thick hide. Straining to hear in the howling storm, there was no sign of the herd. Some moments earlier it had become separated from the group. Something had startled … Continue reading

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