1. I'm reposting this from a few months ago in case some of my newer followers might find it interesting. #TermsOfVenery #CollectiveNoun #animals #nature #wildlife #TheBookOfSaintAlbans #JulianaBerners
  2. A murder of crows, a mob of meerkats, a pride of lions, a gaggle of geese. Where do these names come from?

    A couple of days ago I wrote a post about meerkats , which are called a mob when they are in a group. I started wondering where these names come from. The name for this is terms of venery , which is a is a collective noun that means a group of animals. It turns out that many of the