So Much for “Brave”


The Boy Scout Law goes something like this: A Scout will be Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous,Kind, Obedient, Thrifty, Cheerful, Brave, Clean and Reverent. Under intense pressure from the gay community on one side and homophobes on the other, the Boy Scouts of America said today it “needed more time for consultations” before deciding whether to…

Three Views of an Araçari


The Fiery-billed Araçari was among the most dramatic birds WC saw on his recent visit to Costa Rica. The bill, seen through binoculars, can make your eyes water. The specie is unusual among toucans in that it is social. The birds move in small flocks, foraging for fruit and insects. Up to five will sleep…