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 economy. Nothing new… Read More
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 oak, a quarry… Read More
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 as many as… Read More
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 this occurrence one… Read More
“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 succumbed to MS.
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 carbon footprint offset,… Read More
transformation matter and energy cycling sustainability physics – chemistry – biology – ecology NATURE beautiful!