Archive for April 24, 2018

Romulus and Remus with the wolf (Sienna, Italy). Photo by Eric Parker (

21st April is celebrated in Rome as the city’s founding day. According to legend, this was the day in 753BCE when the abandoned twins, Romulus and Remus, who had been brought up by a wolf, returned to the banks of the Tiber to found a city. Romulus chose what would become known as the Palatine Hill and dug a ditch around it as the foundations for his wall. Remus, mocking his brother, jumped over the ditch. We can imagine that he said something along the lines ‘ so much for your wall!’ Romulus was so angered that he struck his brother down with the reply ‘ So perish anyone who leaps over my walls!’. He went on to build his city and become its first King.

Royal Indian Peafowl

Posted: April 24, 2018 in Birds, Natural History
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This fascinating post reminds us that a bird which in the UK was just a decorative addition to country houses of the rich lives another existence elsewhere in the world.

This time, lets meet the royals, the national bird of India. Some of you would be familiar with this bird but what I am writing about is truly wild. Not only does the handsome prince wear glossy royal blue, he comes wearing his own unique crown. They even wear regal shimmery green embellishment. The train…

via Royal Indian Peafowl — Aditya’s Bird Blog