Can you tell an oak from a chestnut, wild cherry from a beech or ash and a holly from a hazel, by just looking at the bark? How about the difference between young and mature […]
What’s the colour of tree bark? The same as the colour of rock: lichen and moss.
New life! We’ll before oaks shed their last leaves, acorns are preparing the next generation. A lesson in sustainability to all of us from the scale of families and education, organisations and businesses to political […]
A mighty beech tree. Shelter. Shade. And more than meets the eye. Its trunk populated by lichen and moss, habitat for invertebrates, food for insects and birds… Roots in symbiosis with microorganisms. Detritus feeders and […]
This morning, I noticed the extravagance of the black walnut tree flowers in the early morning light. The Woodland Trust website informs me that the male (drooping) and female (red clusters) flowers appear in May-June […]
Having booked my flights from Europe to Ushuaia in Argentina, from where my Antarctic adventure will start next year, it is time to look at my carbon footprint for this journey. A search on the […]