A grey drizzly January day in Cornwall and yet, nature is preparing for the coming season.
It is good to see that the public is reminded of the importance of small freshwater bodies for biodiversity by the Helen Briggs at the BBC: Having created a wildlife pond in my own garden […]
Autumn brings into sharper focus that nature wastes nothing and the laws of thermodynamics. A fallen tree: Surface for epiphytesSubstrate for fungiFood for bacteriaHabitat for invertebrates Matter and energy. Life cycles. Upcycling. Recycling. Reuse. Circular […]
A damp November Sunday under COVID-19 lockdown in the UK. ‘Damp’ is one of those understatements I adopted while spending half my life in Cornwall: the rain showers are interrupted by brief spells of light […]
The Cornish hedges near my house received their summer trim this week. It’s looking a little bleak, with all the ‘organised chaos’ of wild flowers reduced to stumps. However, the trim is necessary to keep […]
If epiphytes were people, we would call them clever strategists. I guess this holds true for any organism that manages to occupy a hostile corner, but I am fascinated by life forms that grow on toxic […]