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About seasonalight

Ginny Battson, Wales. Writer, Getty Image contributor ~ ecology, enviroethics, intrinsic value of biodiversity, geodiversity, ecoliteracy. MA Applied Philosophy.

Cupilustria

  Photo by me cupido ~ yearning (Latin) lustri ~ wilderness/dens of wild beasts, wood, forests (Latin)   As I sit here in the city, thinking, confined by recovery, I am yearning for the wild. I want to be where … Continue reading

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Emotion, swift, thermal. (tweets)

I watched them soar then beat their wings so quick, like bats, tumble-twist and rise again. Uphill, sometimes uplifted, falling like sycamore samara. Higher, higher, dissolving to nothing. #swifts — Ginny (@ginbat) June 13, 2018

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Ecoliteracy for All

  Originally written at the invitation of the Wildlife Trusts, 4 November 2015. Photo by me. River Arrow, Daughter. “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home,” as Gary Snyder once wrote. Despite rejection from some quarters, the … Continue reading

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Going in for a walk.

Wrought iron gate latch. Into the arboretum, Hergest Croft, Kington, Herefordshire. Photo by me. Unwellness has loomed heavily over me for the last few weeks. I have been awaiting test results for uterine cancer; so tired lately that I have … Continue reading

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MA Applied Philosophy submission on the moral status of the foetus.

For the Irish yes vote, just now. Moral Status of Foetus – Final      

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The Wu Wei of Conservation; the personal and the impersonal.

Photo of Forest Farm Nature Reserve by me Wu Wei, the ancient human philosophy of a state of being, brings our actions effortlessly in alignment with the ebb and flow of the elemental cycles of the natural world, and no … Continue reading

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Ecologies of fear ~ recalibrating.

    I am picking my way across the rough and slippery stones of St Mary’s Well Bay and, for the first time in my life, I feel uneasy making the crossing. I live to enjoy this kind of terrain, … Continue reading

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Why twisting vines do what they do…

One of my first investigations into plant sentience, I found this via Q&As, New Scientist Blog 2006. Wonderful words to note: tubulin microtubule gravisensing circumnutation ~~~~~~~~~~    

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Natural Capital: ‘Out damn’d spot! Out, I say’

    Chronophage, metaphor for time eating, Cambridge. Photo by me. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ LADY MACBETH Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, ’tis time to do ’t. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need … Continue reading

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Escape our Castle Walls

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing” Arundhati Roy       Behind the wall, on the wall and beyond the wall. The trees, the street lights. … Continue reading

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