Kestrels, confident of their own abilities, are not shy of people who pass through their territory along the coast of Cornwall. There is often a chance to see them hover and plunge and soar. All with a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Wildlife as garden ornament is perhaps the perfect choice for a Canadian Island garden. Make a pond, occasionally cut the grass, and sit back and watch. This Great Blue Heron on Quadra Island has come to terms with visiting a pond only a few meters from a house; the fishing is just so tempting. Tough on the salamanders going down its gullet but that is wild gardening, accepting life comes and goes in a natural rhythm.
Melissa Calohan is an artist in glass and metal. Many of her exquisite miniature sculptures of beetles, spiders and flies are wearable art. The iridescent quality of these bugs is captured in dichroic glass that shimmers and changes, bringing the pins to life and creating the most intriguing of jewellery.