Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

I could hardly contain my excitement when this came through the post a couple of weeks ago. I mean, just look at it... A very beautiful thing indeed. It's also extremely informative, balanced and well-written. Penned by Ecologist David Hetherington in scientific, yet lyrical prose, and punctuated with luminous photography from Laurent Geslin, the book … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #2: The Lynx and Us

Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

About John Muir Everything I've written lately seems very serious, so I wanted to take a step back and write something a little more fun. As it's John Muir Day today (and the conservationist's 180th birthday) I thought I'd do a little post about his home nation of Scotland and our recent visit there. John … Continue reading A Bit Of Scotland’s Wild Places On John Muir Day

Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Palm oil has been back in the news recently, specifically Iceland (the supermarket not the country) banning its use. This has proven a very difficult one for me to reconcile, I feel very strongly about the situation, which is not as clear-cut (excuse the pun) as it might seem. On one hand I completely see … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?

Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

I had planned to include The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in my book discussion series, but I decided to let the magic speak for itself and give it its own special post (I had also planned to check it out and then give it to my nephew, but no chance, I'm … Continue reading Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”