Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus

The insectivores are a wide-ranging group of small mammals, all with sensitive and highly mobile noses, small eyes and relatively small brains. They are generally solitary, nocturnal animals, the majority of which eat insects, earthworms and other invertebrates. Their teeth are well designed for eating insects, with long incisors for seizing their prey and sharp molars for dealing with their tough bodies.

Source: The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia of Animals of the World. Page 378. By Tom Jackson

Did you know that The McGillicuddy Serious Party, a satirical political party in New Zealand, is said to have tried electing a hedgehog to parliament Continue reading Wild Feature: The Hedgehog, also known as Erinaceus Europaeus

18 & In Love: Meeting the In-Laws (part 6)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

As I rested my head on his chest, sobbing, his parents walked in. I hadn’t heard them coming—I was fully engrossed in my emotions. I felt a hand touch me. I thought it was a nurse and I looked up. Wow! I had never seen such a striking Continue reading 18 & In Love: Meeting the In-Laws (part 6)

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18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

Authored by: Edith Mukyala (Uganda, East Africa)

I sat next to Arthur, my boyfriends’ best friend. He held my hand so tight after he saw me shaking with nervousness. The doctor began by asking, “What relationship do you have with the patient?” “Brother and girlfriend,” replied Arthur. If we didn’t claim they were brothers we were afraid the doctor wouldn’t tell us what was going on with Mark. Continue reading 18 & IN LOVE: THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE (part 5)

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