“Every animal has his or her story, his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests. All feel joy and love, pain and fear, as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt. All deserve that the human animal afford them the respect of being cared for with great consideration for those interests or left in peace.” -
The Purplish-mantled Tanager (Iridosornis porphyrocephalus) is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitats are humid mossy rainforests, second-growth woodland, and heavily degraded forest borders.The species average 14 cm (5.5 in) long and weigh 20-23 g (0.7-0.8 oz). It feeds on berries and insects.Picture credits: Sheridan, Dave Curtis and Francesco Veronesi
apparently my auntie is a little plant freak too! her balcony looks like a little garden (if it was mine I would have more plants and make it look like a little forest, lol!!!) she has basils everywhere. they say basil repels mosquitoes, so she’s placed some on the windowsills because my little cousin is affected by mosquito bites (she has the same name as me and we share birthdays too!! I know it’s irrelevant but wanted to fit that in here coz how often does that happen?!! lol) my aunt is also into herbal medicine and knows quite a lot. the last night I was there we talked about herbalism, plants and animals until morning.