I’ve been away for a week and returned to my newly established wildlife pond in anticipation of change. Before I left, the water was a green ‘soup’ rich in suspended algae, which received plenty of […]
A few days ago I shared my excitement about my involvement with the organisation Darwin 200 and the UK launch of its Ocean Science and Conservation programme [LINK]. The tall ship Pelican of London has […]
Exactly four months of lockdown in the UK and with restrictions easing more and more, many of us are ready to venture out and take off. I take this as an occasion to suspend my […]
Appreciation for nature’s beauty and gratitude for the opportunity to experience it allow feelings of peace and happiness to surface into my conscious at the start of my day.
Dartmoor at its best: bright sunshine, clear light of that special quality, a gentle warm wind… Perfect for a good hike with a friend!
The sea! Whether we swim, paddle, snorkel, sail, dive… we’re only scratching the surface of the biggest ecosystem on the planet. And yet – it adds so much to our lives! I wouldn’t want to […]
The shore at low tide and everywhere is life. Barnacles on limpets on oysters on rocks.
A few weeks ago, my new wildlife pond was freshly dug, lined and filled. Now, we happily marvel at the plethora of invertebrates, birds and bats who simply ‘arrived’. I’ve identified at least four different […]
Which animal has the most teeth? Well, you can take a hint of the answer from the image. They left their glistening traces after feasting on this fungus. Snails and slugs! Thousands of them, perhaps […]
Stop. Look. See! That’s been my take on local lockdown walks with my dog T’isker, even though they are quite energetic. The shape of this hedgerow flower, normally blurred by 30 mph and a car […]