Tuesday, 1 November 2011
On the menu?
One of the travel stalls at the Alexandra Palace Wildlife Expo - responsible, low carbon footprint etc etc - offered this: A Self-Drive Safari. I thought about us, Captain Butterfly and his Mrs, driving ourselves off into the backwoods of the Masai Mara, and then thought about the local lion prides musing over the Meals on Wheels menu.
If anything is worth self-driving through London for, the Wildlife Expo is. IF. And the view from the Palace is quite something. I think the Captain's Log will have more detail, including an interesting butterfly name. We had a fascinating talk on the ecology behind London place names - and a talk from a Canadian lady who helps run an amazing brown bear reserve in Alaska, and two other wonderful talks/video/slideshows, but i can't remember the names of the Speakers, and Captain B has the programme.