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Joan Larsen’s Travel: Spending the New Year at Swan Lake

January 4, 2017

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By Joan Larsen   It is the New Year – the new year of 2017, celebrated throughout the world with the traditional crowds always seen, fireworks lighting up the skies in every direction, laughter and excitement as there always is. But we, the people of our world, are far more subdued this year. If we […]

Joan Larsen’s Secret Wonders: The Seychelles Islands in the Indian Ocean – A True Corner of Paradise in Our World

May 18, 2016

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By Joan Larsen Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean lies an almost unknown archipelago of 115 islands – the Seychelles – that have a pristine, tropical beauty that made me feel that our small ship had drifted into a dream world. As a child, literature had called it “as close to the Garden […]

Joan Larsen Introduces: The Avian World’s Showiest Males

October 14, 2015

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By Joan Larsen The love lives of birds really hadn’t been one of my greatest interests in life.   But on our expeditions to my favorite places in the southern hemisphere of our world – like Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea, and some pretty unknown islands that abound down there – we were guided down trails […]

Joan Larsen Encore: Lost in Another World – Exploring Australia’s Top End

June 24, 2015

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By Joan Larsen We were young and adventurous when this wilderness beckoned us.  Crocodile Dundee walked in our footsteps sometime later… but we paved the way.  For the most part, the roads in the Top End were not paved.  The largest national park in Australia lies there, a “must-be-seen” wilderness called Kakadu… a journey to […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Birds Do It, Bees Do It… A First Look From Above at Nature’s Baby Boom

May 6, 2015

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By Joan Larsen You do know how babies arrive, don’t you?   I looked at my mother with those innocent eyes as she told me about the stork flying over our rooftop with that little wrapped bundle swinging from its beak, delicately placing it on the chimney top for us to find. I seem to remember […]

Joan Larsen Presents: Tender Gifts From Birds – The Girl Who Gets Gifts From Crows

March 4, 2015

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By Joan Larsen Many thanks to Katy Sewall for alerting us to this wonderful story! Gabriella – a 4-year-old child living in Seattle, Washington – was prone to dropping food – when she was getting out of the family car or just munching in her yard. So very typical of children that age. But, the […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Spending the New Year at Swan Lake

December 31, 2014

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By Joan Larsen   It is the New Year – the new year of 2015, celebrated throughout the world with the traditional crowds always seen, fireworks lighting up the skies in every direction, laughter and excitement as there always is. But we, the people of our world, are far more subdued this year. If we […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: The Seychelles – A Corner of Paradise

June 25, 2014

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By Joan Larsen Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean lies an almost unknown archipelago of 115 islands – the Seychelles – that have a pristine, tropical beauty that made me feel that our small ship had drifted into a dream world. As a child, literature had called it “as close to the Garden […]

Joan Larsen’s Travel: Lost in Another World – Exploring Australia’s Top End

May 8, 2013

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By Joan Larsen We were young and adventurous when this wilderness beckoned us.  Crocodile Dundee walked in our footsteps sometime later… but we paved the way.  For the most part, the roads in the Top End were not paved.  The largest national park in Australia lies there, a “must-be-seen” wilderness called Kakadu… a journey to […]

A Tale of Two Cockatoos: A Love Story

April 29, 2013

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I can’t take credit for this story, which starts in Queensland, Australia somewhere around 1998.  All the credit for the story and images goes to photographer Julius Bergh.  The story really resonated with me, though, because a friend has a pet cockatoo, and let me tell you, that bird is smart. Mr. Bergh’s story started […]

… Like the Birdies Sing

April 19, 2013

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By Lauriate Roly Do Birds Recognize Humans – And Know When To Come Around? I recently read that birds recognize humans and that they will come around if they think you might feed them or even if they just enjoy being near you for some reason. I have a feeling this is actually a fact […]