Posts in 'encounters with nature'

Ian Sketching Octopus

For the Love of Octopus

Octopus I have always considered octopuses to be a bit of a rarity on the seashore and hoped but never expected, to find one. About 4 years ago after a storm I found my first British Octopus dead on our local beach and then, about a year later, another one still just alive.   The following […]

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world bee day

World Bee Day

World Bee Day Today, 20th May 2020, is world Bee Day, so it feels like a good day to talk about bees and other pollinators. Flowers and Fruit Most of us like flowers in some way or other and most of us like fruit in some form or other too. Most of the fruits and […]

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garden safari

A Garden Safari

Garden Safari We know at the moment things are difficult for so many people. We’re in a situation none of us has ever experienced before, and let’s face it, it all feels weird! Because of the lockdown we’re missing the beach, but that’s seems like such a minuscule sacrifice compared to what so many others […]

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woodland walk

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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Harbour Porpoise

Finding A Porpoise in Life

Finding a porpoise in life We’re very excited to have a guest blog written by Holly Dunn, Project Officer, at Sea Trust in Pembrokeshire. Holly is running an amazing photo ID project for harbour porpoises and she’s telling us all about it. Sea Trust Sea Trust is a non-profit community interest company established in 2003, working to […]

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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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hermit crab print

The Land of the Hermit Crab: Exploring Skomer’s Sea Floor

Hermit Crabs Here at Lifeforms Art we have a passion for hermit crabs and their amazing nomadic life. We were delighted to be contacted by Zoology Graduate Melanie Baker who has been studying the habitat of hermit crabs around Skomer Island. She has very kindly written a blog for us about her research. The Land […]

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