Minutes before the official opening of the Christmas Village in Saintes, Charente-Maritime, some residents aren’t happy …Read more "Sapin Snafu or Fir Fiasco"
Sometime during late May, I noticed a pair of swans, Cygnus olor, cruising on the river Charente in front of our house. Swans, for whatever reason, always create an event, a noticed occurrence, a not-to-be-missed phenomenon. About a half a mile upriver from us is a protected wetland area, called La Palu. I suppose ‘our’ swans […]Read more "Swans or Swann’s or a cygnet watched"