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Sue Parker finds fearsome fiends behind friendly façades

Here’s the kind of interaction that teaches one to leave other people’s dogs alone:

‘Does your dog bite?’
‘No; he’s...

Ornithologist Dr. Manfred Temme reports his encounters with a Dutch Eurasian Spoonbill through the years.

Scientific bird ringing, or banding, began on the Curonian Spit, in former East...

Sue Parker recalls the moral of ‘There was an old woman who swallowed a fly’

If the news is bad, surely someone needs to tell it as it is, and IUCN, the World Conservation Union, says that...

Sue Parker marvels at one of the oldest and most versatile recipes on the planet

When a stick of celery has brewer’s droop, shun the salad and settle for soup.

Behind this trite...

Sue Parker observes some adolescents with very limited prospects

Drat! Another mosquito bite ... and, like many people, I react badly to these pesky insects. For some, the pain is short...

Sue Parker blames the messenger for some disturbing news

News of the tragic death by food poisoning of a woman on honeymoon in Mexico last October worried me. She had been eating fish. But...

Strolling through the picturesque Algarve on a photography tour with Dave Sheldrake

When Dave and Alyson Sheldrake retired to Portugal in 2011, the artistic couple couldn’t have foreseen...

Sue Parker seeks an Algarve rarity that seems to be afflicted with Brigadoon syndrome

Mentioning the word orchid tends to conjure up visions of steamy jungles and large exotic flowers. Like...

Sue Parker meets a walkin’ talkin’ living-world Champion

If it were possible to harness the energy emanating from the bundle of vitality that is Ana Carla Cabrita, the Algarve could dismiss...

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