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The Wilderness

  Terra-UK is one of the most densely populated land areas in the world. The concept of wilderness seems overly ambitious here upon our heavily burdened soils. We are sold as such a well-groomed and culturally domesticated species, at least … Continue reading

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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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For the love of imperfection

“When one has once fully entered the realm of love, the world ~ no matter how imperfect ~ becomes rich and beautiful, it consists solely of opportunities for love.” ~ Søren Kierkegaard, Works of Love My walking boots have taken … 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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“You are forsaken,” say the anemones.

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” ― Henry David Thoreau I ought not to be writing this, because academic deadlines are looming. But I’m … 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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Celebrating the common species ~ Garden Snail

Helix aspersa ~ click the photo for more information…

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River Days

Vernal equinox has come and gone for the year and we tip more towards the ball of fire that is the Sun than we do away. Longer days stretch out before us. My daughter and I chat about our hopes … Continue reading

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