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THE SONG THRUSH, A singer with no sense of rhythm (025)

THE SONG THRUSH, A singer with no sense of rhythm (025)

Every gardener welcomes a song thrush into his garden, because it readily devours so many snails. If you watch carefully you will see how this bird cracks open the shells on any steady stone it can find closeby. That stone is his ‘anvil’. The song of the thrush has rich warm tones. He often repeats […]

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Why the birch has small leaves and white bark (017)

Why the birch has small leaves and white bark (017)

A little girl was walking with her grandmother through the open countryside. Her granny often told her stories about wonders of the natural world. Together they stopped to take a closer look at a birch. Amazed, the little girl asked, “Why does this tree have such beautiful white bark, Granny, and why does it have […]

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Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

Nothing comes from nothing, the jay (015)

A jay has not always been a beautiful, striking and noisy bird. Originally, it was a gentle, shy and unobtrusive bird which longed to be striking, clever and strong. However, through undertaking difficult adventures it earned its bright blue wing feathers, the white tail, black beak and tough character. Read this new story and find […]

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Why the mosquito is so angry with people  (029)

Why the mosquito is so angry with people (029)

Take a look sometime at a mosquito under a magnifying glass and enjoy the sight of an extraordinary and attractive insect with a long proboscis. Why are there small spatters of blood on the walls of so many bedroom? Why does nearly everybody loath this small insect? Listen to this story and find out… King […]

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The Lonely King, the beech (018)

The Lonely King, the beech (018)

Do you too enjoy the sight of those impressive solitary beech trees standing proud and aloof out in the countryside? A copper beech often adds colour to the oldest part of a graveyard. They are large strong trees. Have you ever noticed how beeches growing in a beech wood still keep a fair distance between […]

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