Tag Archives: ecology

Has the world gone mad?

Statue of Sir Peter Scott, London Wetland Centre, by Ginny Battson © 2014   “The world has gone mad.” I am hearing this often in my particular sprachraum (the Anglosphere, at least), off-line and on-line, an almost daily occurrence from … Continue reading

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Sense and Sound ~ stimuli and reflex

“And our ears tell us that the whisper of every leaf and creature speaks to the natural sources of our lives, which indeed may hold the secrets of love for all things, especially our own humanity.” Bernie Krause Huka Falls … Continue reading

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Who Knows ~ A poem for Ginny, by Elizabeth Rimmer

  There are people who know the world in specifics – not gull, but black-backed, (lesser and greater), black-headed, common, glaucous and herring. There are people who know the woods – not trees, but oak, willow, hazel, aspen, and lime, … Continue reading

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10 things we all can do to help Biodiversity

The term BIODIVERSITY is used to describe variety and population of non-human life here on Planet Earth. Biodiversity includes everything from tiny microbes to blue whales. Global biodiversity is in decline. A recent WWF report, for example, shows non-human vertebrates (that’s birds, … Continue reading

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Wolf Manoth: Reintroducing wolves to mainland Britain, an ethical dilemma.

According to the 9th Century Anglo Saxon Chronicles, key historic manuscripts written during the reign of King Alfred the Great, January was known as ‘Wolf Manoth’. This was a more stable meteorological era, with native Eurasian wolves almost guaranteed to … Continue reading

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