Posts in 'childhood encounters with nature'

Reindeer mother and calf

Reindeer

Can Santa’s Reindeer save the Titanic world; the world as we knew it?– We think so  “History makes little sense without prehistory, and prehistory makes little sense without biology. Knowledge of prehistory and biology is increasing rapidly, bringing into focus how humanity originated and why a species like our own exists on this planet.”  Edward […]

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Encounters with cephalopods

Encounters with Cephalopods

Encounters with Cephalopods – Squid  The World’s oceans still hold many mysteries and secrets. For all our exploration, technology and science, the seas around the British Isles are no less beguiling than any around the World.  As a child, I remember looking out at the sea. Most often it was murky and choppy, and I’d […]

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Long eared bat

Flying Mammals – ho ho ho

Bats Arrr, (I utter the sound affectionately) bats. Bats, bats, bats.  I don’t pretend to understand bats and have no ambition to fathom out their World, their Umwelt.  But (or perhaps ‘bat’ in the Queen’s English), I have loved and been fascinated by bats for almost as long as I can remember. I say almost […]

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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

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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crabs

Crabs – a childhood memory.

Crabs and crabbing I finally got round to drawing crabs lately. Hunting crabs is a big part of what made me and to see a crab even now, whatever species, brings a buzz of excitement deep inside that takes me back to my childhood. I don’t remember all the details but the feeling is a […]

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