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The Cicadas Are Coming – Poem Song

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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A fun little song inspired by the empty cicada shell left grasping the tree trunk. I remember playing with those things as a kid and who can ever forget the unique sound they make. Enjoy!

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The Gathering – A Song From the Lost Clan

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Another song sung by the elephants in my MG novel, Song of the Lost Clan. I compiled this one into a graphic that you can check out here.

The Gathering
(chanted in a perfect fourth)
March ahead, march ahead, ….

Step by step.
Mile by mile.
We make our way along trails in style.

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Latest Article: Can Elephants Get Drunk?

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Check out my article on intoxicated pachyderms. (Can Elephants Get Drunk?)

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Songs from the Lost Clan

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Check out my latest song. Or more to the point, the elephant character Baingana’s song.

Burbling, gurgling water at play,
Where have you come? Somewhere far and away?

Trickling happily over the moss,
Do you murmur of places that we have lost?…

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Elephant Body Language: How You Are Like an Elephant

Thursday, February 5, 2015

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Animals communicate in ways that we humans don’t always understand. More and more research indicates that elephants in particular have a complex language that includes sounds that are below our range of hearing (infrasound), vibrations that we can’t feel, and chemicals we can’t smell the difference between. Here are some examples you can take with you the next time you visit a zoo or watch a nature program. Challenge yourself by trying to discern what an elephant is telling you without speaking a word.

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