Mushroom Clubs?

Mushroom Clubs?

North Carolina. Spotting these cool orange mushrooms on a recent walk in Tryon, NC, I wonder are they are edible? What is their name and do people actually eat mushrooms they find in the wild? With over 14,000 species of mushroom, I may never figure out what these...
To Ride or Not?

To Ride or Not?

Thailand. So I am contemplating how to get on Bounma, my elephant, without passing out with fear. Breathe. I keep telling myself. Just breathe. But one thought which never occurred to me as I was climbing up on my gentle giant, is it fair to the elephant to ride her?...
Farmed or Wild?

Farmed or Wild?

Australia. The view of a salmon farm from our single engine plane high above the waters of Tasmania looks pretty cool and well, pristine. So why when I ask theĀ  restaurant server “is the salmon farmed or wild” do I order something else if the answer is...
A Vixen by Any Other Name

A Vixen by Any Other Name

Florida. Pretty cool to walk out your door and see not one, but two red foxes. In Palm Beach? Next to my house? But are they vixens (females) or reynards (males) or one of each? What neat names and even better scrabble words! I never knew a female fox was called a...