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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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SNAIL  Home sweet home (064)

SNAIL Home sweet home (064)

Animals adapt to their circumstances. Some creatures, like the snail, take this to extremes. So as not to dry out and to protect themselves against their enemies, these special little creatures not only live 24/24 in their small house, they also carry it around with them on their back. How many animals can say the […]

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