New Zealand’s Parrots

A friend of mine is moving to New Zealand soon because her husband landed a prime job there. I told her I would be sending her a list of birds I wanted. Of course, it’s not legal to export birds out of the lands down under; they have enough issues with introduced predators and disappearing habitat without the pet trade making things worse. Continue reading “New Zealand’s Parrots”

The Bird Hours

In medieval times, women (mostly) and men of wealth carried or had nearby a Book of Hours. This small, beautifully illuminated manuscript contained prayers, psalms, Bible verses, and a ton of things that a devout Christian would do during the day. These are the primary types of manuscripts that survived to present day. I have had the pleasure of seeing one and holding it in my gloved hands.

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