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 […]
I see mushroom risotto for dinner! I’ll add a little saffron and the colour will be golden instead of ‘mud’.
Kit Hill is a small outcrop of granite between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and wonderfully atmospheric in the mist. Small but perfectly formed, it provides a variety of habitats, including heath and stands of scrubby […]
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 […]
Out of the dark and into the light. I find fungi fascinating and mysterious (mainly because of my ignorance in this respect). They appear from the depths of their unseen mycelium within hours. What triggers […]
“Life is beautiful!”* every day, the potential for new discoveries with eyes and ears and taste and touch and feeling and mind *l quote my friend Jonathan here, who maintained this world view until he […]
Damp ferns glistening. I very much enjoyed the 12 weeks of near- uninterrupted sunshine in Cornwall. It made lockdown bearable. But soils dried and despite watering, some of the new woodland trees, planted for my […]
transformation matter and energy cycling sustainability physics – chemistry – biology – ecology NATURE beautiful!