Back from a Story-collecting Trek

…I only went as far as Lanark to visit my friend the storyteller Allison Galbraith and her bookcase of storytelling books.  I found an excellent story about Rainbow Lorikeets and a couple of good tales from South America.  As part of my residency I want to find tales for as many of the zoo dwellersContinue reading “Back from a Story-collecting Trek”

First Day in Residence at the RZSS!

So here’s my exciting news: Today was my first day as Storyteller in Residence for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.  I was absolutely thrilled to be appointed to this role and I look forward to giving a day a week of my time to the RZSS and its more-than-human communities over the next twelveContinue reading “First Day in Residence at the RZSS!”

Day 4: For the Ants who have Everything

Today’s gift-giving went cross-species.  I’ve got this high-tech hot composter in my back garden.  When you maintain it properly it will reach temperatures high to kill plant pests and weed seeds.  However, we let it cool down over the winter, by failing to feed it regularly, and a city of ants moved in.  I really should dig outContinue reading “Day 4: For the Ants who have Everything”