I love camping, there's something very relaxing about sleeping under canvas and switching off from technology. Unusually for us, it's been a whole year since we last camped, partly because we spent some time abroad last summer and we moved house, but also partly because winter didn't end here until seemingly May day bank holiday … Continue reading Getting Back to Nature in Beautiful Borrowdale
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
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
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
There is barely a scrap of dirt on our little rock untouched by the hand of man, centuries of farming, hunting and deforestation have left our environment battered and scarred. Beautiful scars yes, but not natural places.