Lions Before Lunchtime: Gap Year Week 7

Our first morning in Selous Game Reserve, and I’m buttering my toast with intent. I’m trying very hard to spread the rocky butter evenly but I’m only succeeding in leaving intermittent lumps on the bread, and I’m frowning at it, when the elephant walks past.

Tales of Shieldtails

Shieldtails are perhaps one of the strangest - and most important - creatures of the Ghats.

Of Seeds

So this summer I had the good fortune of spending ten days in the Western Ghats, as my absence from this blog might have indicated. Specifically, I was in a town called Valparai - famous for its lion-tailed macaques, elephants, and hornbills. But what I was doing there actually had nothing to do with any… Continue reading Of Seeds