“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean” – John Muir
Saturday was a rather good day in truth – marking only my second attempt at the Northumberland winter bird race following a kind invite from Jack Bucknall. The day went well: Jack, myself, Dan and Michael racing about from dawn to dusk, between popular birding sites and seldom-visited locations, as we attempted to lay eyes on enough … Continue reading Northumberland ‘Winter Bird Race’ 2017
The jaded sun shone, the air felt warm, spring-like even, and a Robin uttered its charactaristic, spritely song from the rusted pinnacle of a nearby fence. It did not feel much like Winter this morning, despite the month. The only tell-tale signs of the season coming in the surf; where the white-horses of the North Sea … Continue reading Beauty amid the breakers
For clarities sake, let us get this out of the way first: I, personally, am a fan of both the Planet Earth series and presenter Martin Hughes-Games. More fond of the former than the latter, in truth, but boasting a positive perception of both. This post is not at all intended as an attack on Martin. … Continue reading Martin Hughes-Games is wrong about Planet Earth
Today witnessed the launch of New Nature Magazine, the new e-magazine written, edited and produced entirely by young people. And what a launch it was. When I clicked the metaphorical launch button this morning, I did not envisage New Nature going down half as well as it did, in truth. I had hoped that people would enjoy it, … Continue reading New Nature: the launch.