Seasons greetings to all our readers! Time has certainly flown and we are rushing towards the end of 2014 and there is an explosion of activity across the wildlife arena. Whether you are a watcher, keeper, carer
or naturalist, we hope you are taking time out to discover or further explore our country’s glorious wildlife.
In September this year, our magazine was shortlisted for the coveted Maggies award in the Science and Nature category. In our regular newsletter, we told you of our nomination and asked you to vote for us. And, boy, did you respond! In November we were voted the winner of this category for our Vol3 No5 (Fungi) cover. A very big congratulations to our magazine designer, Jean Watson, and of course to John Cooper, for his stunning cover photograph and article.
So what better way to end the year than with another Cooper spectacular? This time around, John shows us a “galah” time with these Australian iconic parrots as you have never seen them before.
Also in this issue, Simon Fearn highlights the resilient and adaptable Tiger Snake. It has an intriguing ability to adapt to environmental pressures, both natural and unnatural – and the pictures are jaw-dropping!
Can dogs and penguins live in harmony? This issue features the wonderful Maremmar Guardian Dog. Discover how the skills of this amazing Italian breed have been harnessed to save the Little Penguin.
In our Overseas Secret Places article, Grant Szuveges explores Nepal and Northern India’s famous parks, showcasing the exotic wildlife for which these areas are known.
Many thanks to all our readers for your support through the year, and especially for voting for us in the Maggies. We look forward to sharing this coming year with our wildlife friends and in 2015 we will continue to fascinate, inform and delight you. We wish you, your family and friends (including those feathered, scaly and furry) a relaxing and safe festive season!
The Wildlife Secrets team