Stand up for Ancient Trees #CelebrateSpring

Stand up for Ancient Trees #CelebrateSpring

The ancient ash tree near Park Wood, image courtesy of the Woodland Trust One of the great joys of spring is seeing trees leaf out and bloom. They bring so much joy, and do so much for us, and yet are rarely valued as they should be. In particular, ancient trees are...
Things are a bit rubbish today

Things are a bit rubbish today

My morning/evening walks take me onto Harwell Campus, which is a place with an interesting history. It was an RAF base (some of the gliders launched from here for the D-Day assault in WW2), and since then has been home to various scientific endeavours. These days it’s...
Show the love & notice change

Show the love & notice change

This year’s Show the Love campaign has a theme of ‘noticing change’. The idea is that, for Valentine’s Day, hearts are turning green to #ShowtheLove for everything we care for that’s under threat from climate change, from fluttering butterflies to walks in ancient...
We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

Ryan and I watched the first episode of Blue Planet 2 yesterday. David Attenborough is at the helm for another series showing the awe and wonder of the natural world, using clever camera work, an intrepid crew and the occasional parlour trick to show us things we...
Cheap meat

Cheap meat

The surprising thing about the new chicken industry scandal is that anyone is surprised. In its quest to feed people as cheaply as possible, industrial farming has cut profit margins to the bone, providing plenty of motivation for cost-cutting measures, even those...

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