Rainy days are for stories…How Animals Came into the World

Getting out of bed has been a challenge the past couple of days. Despite yesterday morning’s meteorological prediction of 0% probability of precipitation, a glance out the window showed heavy drizzle being blown sideways: what we affectionately call horizontal rain. In July! This morning (17% chance of rain for Edinburgh) was slightly better with onlyContinue reading “Rainy days are for stories…How Animals Came into the World”

Celebrating Beltane with Stories

We launched our book on Earth Day (April 22nd) over two events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. I volunteered to do another event, reprising my role as Talking Tree at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh for Wild Reekie (a Meetup group of more than 1000 members who all share a passion for nature and beingContinue reading “Celebrating Beltane with Stories”

Storytelling to Raise Awareness of the Plight of Endangered Species

Last Saturday I told stories at the Edinburgh Zoo as part of their World Rhino Day festivities.  It was a surprisingly gorgeous day for September, so I told outside on the terrace around the corner from the zoo’s two  greater one-horned rhinos, Bertus and Samir.  It was a busy day for the rhinos who were alsoContinue reading “Storytelling to Raise Awareness of the Plight of Endangered Species”