A pika, a small cold-climate mammal, looks up from a perch on a rock
Rob Kanter
December 19, 2013

Why not make wildlife a topic of conversation?

‘Tis the season to stand awkwardly among people you may not see often, maintaining a smile and racking your brain for things to talk about. My gifts to you, dear reader, are questions to prompt conversation at a holiday party, questions about wildlife and wildlife experiences



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