Posts in 'Environmental awareness'

Holey Trinity

Nettles, Docks And Thistle -The ‘Holey’ Trinity

The Wildlife Garden This plea to anyone and everyone to make their garden wildlife friendly rides on the back of my usual mantra about extinction. It rarely happens in big obvious and rapid catastrophes. It happens all around us, so slowly that we get used to it. First a species disappears from a garden, a […]

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The wild corner blog

The Wild Corner

THE WILD CORNER  It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other, and dependent upon each other […]

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Escape to the garden

Escape to the Garden

Earth Day 2021 “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, avalanches and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.”  John Muir (Scottish Naturalist and USA and international conservation icon)  Preamble – escape to the garden  According to the Bible, God was a gardener and he allowed us […]

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Frogs and Toads

Celebrating Frog Day! Frogs and toads (anurans) are widely considered to be the world’s most threatened and rapidly declining group of animals. The statistics are horrifying; the cause is us.  Save the Frogs Anyone wondering what we can do or if anyone is doing anything should consider this carefully. Whilst conservationists are fighting hard to […]

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on thin ice

On Thin Ice

Arctic Wildlife in the festive season Sing along with Bing… If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, then there’s no better start I know  Than to raise awareness… for Arctic Wildlife… in… their dwindling world of snow  [And if you’re worried about global warming, with no ice and rising seas  You might find solace… to […]

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No to fast fashion

Fast Fashion Alternative

More art than fashion We started Lifeforms Art as an extension of our conservation work. We were looking for a way to spread the word about how amazing nature is and how we can all play a part in conservation. Initially, we looked at making 3 dimensional models/sculptures, like the ones Ian used to make […]

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gardens meadows and bees

Gardens, Meadows and Bees

Bees and meadows First the problem I like upbeat stories and solutions more than problems, so I hope you will bear with me through the small downs of this opinion to an up that might help you help save the world’s wildlife. We recently met family in St Davids for a socially distanced walk. The […]

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world environment day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day Today 5th June 2020 is World Environment Day. The world seems quite an unsettled place at the moment. Environmental issues seem to have taken a back seat. As a family, we made the decision many years ago to avoid flying. Taking a plane to a destination just to fulfil a desire to […]

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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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