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The other triangle

Hi blog. I apologise for my lack of blogging – only one post last month, and this may be my only post this month.  Finding time and energy to locate, move and re-link the photos from older posts is not … Continue reading

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Under Repair

Hi blog. Right now, much of Wild in Japan looks like this: When I first started Wild in Japan, I was (in retrospect, foolishly) concerned about the amount of storage on the free WordPress sites – I thought I would … Continue reading

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The Third Wave…

Hi blog. Once again I thought a second post this month was going to be impossible.  Talk about being saved by the bell. Just a word of warning:  I expect to be busy next month and can’t guarantee any posts. … Continue reading

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University Boar

Hi blog. Although the rainy season is officially upon us, the rain has been noticeably absent. I have been at a loss for things to post about.  I thought I was going to strike it lucky when I spotted a … Continue reading

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Do not pass Crow (do not collect $200)

Hi blog. Here is an interesting article from late last month. Crows have a poor reputation, but I think part of the problem is that humans don’t know how to deal with a vastly intelligent animal that is using that … Continue reading

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Badgering On

Hi blog. Sometimes I am genuinely surprised at how little the locals know about their native wildlife. A point in case was during Golden Week and my family went camping near Shomaru Pass.  The campsite was very much unknown and … Continue reading

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I Shot the Stork…

Hi blog. This is one of those “JUST WHAT THE **** WERE YOU THINKING?!” moments. A hunter, culling herons (?) , managed to kill the only female stork currently nesting outside the Toyooka stork breeding program.  At 30 metres range and … Continue reading

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Why did the pheasant cross the road?

Hi blog. This is an example of one of those magic encounters, when one simply stumbles across wildlife and has time to get visual evidence.  Enjoy! And I think the answer to the titular question was that the female was … Continue reading

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Eats Shoots and Leaves

Hi blog. Spring is in full swing, with the leaves out on virtually every tree.  Unstable weather is with us as storm clouds suddenly appear and disappear. The first part of this post was seeded several years ago when we … Continue reading

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Serow

Hi blog. The school year is up and running.  The first week of the school year is mostly administration and I don’t have so much to do, but now lessons are underway and I’m busy again. Thinking back to March … Continue reading

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