Some people collect stamps. Coins. Elephants. Beanie Babies.
I collect the names of groups of creatures. Odd, yes. Useful, no. Entertaining, often.
There are the typical, well-known ones: a Pod of Whales, a Gaggle of Geese, a Pride of Lions.
Some are especially fitting: a Crash of Rhinos, a Prickle of Porcupines, and a Smack of Jellyfish.
Beware the Murder of Crows, Mobs of Kangaroos, and the Shrewdness of Apes. And don’t rain on the Elephants’ Parade.
Feel free to join the Convocation of Eagles, the Congress of Ravens, or the Parliament of Owls. Appropriately, Larks form Exultations, Hummingbirds Charm, and Jays Scold.
There are Musters of Peafowl, Coteries of Prairie Dogs, and Romps of Otters. Sharks swim in Shivers, and Gnats form Clouds; Clowders of Cats, Sleuths of Bears, Cetes of Badgers. Ferrets have Businesses but Martens get Richness.
My all time favorite is a Blessing of Unicorns. The verdict is out on Dragons, but I’m partial to “Doom.”
Any you care to add?