Erica Michelle Kiefer came to Italy for the food, prefers cats to dogs, and studies journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. She writes articles on food, music and art. When not interning for The Florentine, she scribbles short stories and scours the streets for gelato. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram @EricaMKiefer and weekly at www.medium.com/@ericakiefer.
The Tuscan countryside brims with thousands of trees. Florentines may know the difference between cypresses and redwoods, but what about cedars, firs, maples, birches, oaks and their varieties? Then the common Tuscan creatures: Corsican hares, red foxes, barnacle geese and kingfishers. As unknown fauna mounts, so does fear of the unfamiliar. If scientists haven’t discovered […]