Fun with Boomerangs

A boomerang is a curved throwing stick used chiefly by the Aboriginals of Australia for hunting and warfare. When thrown, the boomerang returns to the thrower if tossed correctly. They are a popular plaything with young children who marvel at how work. Boomerangs are also an internationally recognised symbol of …

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The Sport of Falconry

For many practitioners, falconry has ethereal, almost poetic, qualities. It provides real contact with nature; with the wind; with the ways of wild animals and their wild habitats; with the raw beauty and power of birds of prey in flight; with the privilege of watching them do what they do …

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Getting Children into Nature

When we grew up (perhaps this sounds familiar to some of you of a certain age) both of us were allowed to play without supervision. Along with a gang of friends we tussled, climbed trees, built forts, rambled. From wading through cattail marshes and playing hide and seek among towering …

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The Law on Foraging

Foraging, it should go without saying, needs to be legal. It should also be fun. And no hobby, surely, could be cheaper. More often than not a carrier bag folded in the pocket and open eyes are all you need. The law on foraging is the proverbial minefield, but the …

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