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The Glutinous Snail Updates

Glutinous Snail Updates How it all began Like school boys with marbles my old friend Pat Wisniewski and I would discuss, with excitement the possibility of establishing a conservation breeding project for the extremely rare glutinous snail; Europe’s rarest freshwater snail. Considered extinct in Germany, Austria and Poland as well as in England; restricted, in […]

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Don't let the seahorse go the way of the dodo

Don’t let the Seahorse go the way of the Dodo

Introduction To Neil Garrick Maidment It is an honour to introduce our latest guest blogger, Neil Garrick-Maidment – Executive Director of the Seahorse Trust. I have worked occasionally with Neil since the mid-2000s and knew of him long before then as a Dr. Dolittle of seahorses, although it was success with other species that led […]

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Encounters with Owls

Encounters with Owls January for me is quite exciting for old favourites. The cold frosty air really gets the tawny owls hooting at night and because the nights are long they can be heard by children before bedtime or not so early in the morning. The frost especially seems to get them going and cold […]

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Children are Our Future

We believe that children are our future Let’s start with a quote from that 70’s George Benson classic – The Greatest Love of All (written by Michael Masser and Linda Creed in 1977, revived by Whitney Houston in 1985 for all you music buffs!)   I believe that children are our future Teach them well […]

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Inspiring New Naturalists

Inspiring New Naturalists Can we inspire a new generation of naturalists, conservationists, environmentalists with art? Money making has never really been my thing. I quickly identified as a child that I wanted to work with nature and preferably in conservation; spreading the message about what I care about. FAQs popped up after the “What do […]

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A Conservation Project for the Glutinous Snail

Myxas moments… We’ve had some incredibly rewarding times surveying the glutinous snail at its only known site in the UK. Anyone reading this might wonder how that could possibly be! How can you have a great day looking for snails? Well… this particular snail is considered to be Europe’s rarest freshwater mollusc. We are working […]

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Lifeforms art organic cotton t-shirts

Organic Cotton T-shirts and more

Lifeforms Art We’ve just released a new curled octopus T-shirt. The curled octopus organic cotton t-shirts have become our best sellers by far and we love all the positive feedback we get about them. We’re beyond excited to know that our octopus t-shirts are being worn around the world. In Australia, America, Spain, UK, Germany, […]

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The Amazing Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Encountering the Lion’s Mane Jellyfish We were recently lucky enough to spend a wonderful week in a beautiful quiet spot on the Isle of Skye. From our window we were incredibly fortunate to see Minke whale, sea eagles, otters, common seal and grey seal – bliss! One of our favourite encounters was with the beautiful […]

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seal pup and Mum

Encounters with Seal Pups

It’s the time of year for seal pups It’s all go for grey seals at the moment. The pupping season is drawing to a close but the seal pups are in a race against time to become sea-borne and fat before winter cold and storms can over-run their beaches or their strength. At the same […]

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