If you are interested in climate science, check out my blog posts on the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition I am supporting as scientific advisor through Challenging Habitat.
I’m just starting to get my head around the fact that the winter solstice is all of 16 days away and today was prompted to remember that I spotted mating toads in my pond in early November.Read More
Nature is full of beauty and wonder, and autumn is change – dormancy as well as emerging signs of life beneath the surface.Read More
It’s lovely blackberry time in the Cornish hedges and it occurred to me:
To get the sweetest fruit, you have to be patient, allow space and time to grow and ripen.
Now and then you check and taste to choose the right moment.
Then you step off the path into the thicket and accept the stings of nettles and scratches of thorns as you stretch and reach for the best…
…and you know you’ll come back for more.
It’s just as for many good things in life :)
See and hear what it takes to get scientific data from the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctic Quest 21 team and patrons have published their first story video, and as I guess that Forces Net is not the usual channel for most of you, below is a link.
It’s worth a watch, even if the video fails to represent all the scientific project the expedition will support – you can always check that out on the AQ21 website and by reading my ECO Magazine article.
Featured Image credit: British Services Antarctic Expedition 2012 (BSAE2012)
Working from home during lockdown saves me and my carbon footprint a daily 1.5 h commute and I have more flexibility with when and how I start my day.
Some mornings just beckon a walk along the river! And today, I was rewarded with the magic sparkle of a light frost on bluebells and mist over the water.
It’s a great headline: “Plastic Is Falling From The Sky- But Where’s It Coming From?”
The answer is not so great, because most of us are contributing: rubber rubbed off our car tyres.
Read the story here:
Featured Image: “Rainbow and the rain” by Ryan Ojibway is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
Ever since I became aware of the incredible intelligence and social behaviour of octopus, I just can’t bring myself to eating cephalopods anymore.
I mean, nine brains!
This new study just highlights an incredible similarly between the way mammals and cephalopods sleep and dream…
Featured image: “Key West Octopus” by Joe Parks is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
The light is beautiful.
I seize the moment and extend my morning outing with my dog to a walk along the river.
I am rewarded by the touch of morning sun on my face and two owls calling in the ancient woodland on the Devon bank.
A snipe flits off, startled.
Happiness comes from feeling gratitude for the moments of connecting with nature.
Lovely signs is spring wherever I look!