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Hardly a Suitable Crown Princess, The Blue Heron (036)

Hardly a Suitable Crown Princess, The Blue Heron (036)

Blue herons are a familiar sight on the banks of ditches and ponds. Maybe you have noticed that they have something distinctly contradictory about them: on the one hand their manners can be highly refined and gracious; on the other they are common and uncouth in how they go begging fishermen for food. On occasions […]

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A tough and impressive boss, the cock (068)

A tough and impressive boss, the cock (068)

A cock is the boss over a hareem of hens. This proud stately creature was once a tough independent bird. How he came to be a domestic pet is a special story. Draw closer and listen to my tale: Like every other year all the people and animals from far and wide came for the […]

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Colourful freedom, the ATALANTA  (RED ADMIRAL) (062)

Colourful freedom, the ATALANTA (RED ADMIRAL) (062)

Butterflies are a symbol of freedom and colour. The atalanta is a dark brown butterfly with striking small white spots. Its wings are tipped with white spots and encircled by a necklace of red beads. Did you know that this delicate fragile flower-lover has noble origins? Draw closer and listen to my tale: In times […]

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