Rescued walkingstick insect becomes an assassin bug

As I placed my coat on a hanger, I noticed something on the bedroom wall.  It was extremely tiny, green, and had very long legs.  “Look,” I said to Sam, “It’s a baby walking stick.” “Guess we have to find a jar.” I snickered.  “It’s a bug.  I’m not going to save it.  Besides, it’ll … Continue reading

Elephants at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Chobe National Park in Botswana (Boot-swana) is all about elephants. I’ve been to many game parks and many zoos, but I have never seen elephants as happy as these. Large numbers come together for post rainy-season celebrations. A favorite past-time is walking through the water, and then drying off with a dust bath. There are … Continue reading

Wildlife at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Here I am at Chobe National Park in Botswana. We started our safari on a boat similar to the one shown. One of our members stooped under the railing and took a seat on a platform at the front of the vessel. The captain asked her to move behind the railing. He said that on … Continue reading

Aerial views of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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A helicopter ride over Victoria Falls gave me an appreciation for the Falls’ expanse and power. These same helicopters are used, as needed, for medical transport. Rainbows move along the rising mist.