Garden Birds

Taking a look at garden birds

Nature on your doorstep As everything is a little topsy turvy right now and we’re all confined to our homes once again. We thought it would be fun to take a look at the nature on our doorstep. Where better to start than garden birds? We can all look out of our window and spy […]

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Fox

Encounters with a Fox

Fox News I tend to remain silent about most subjects, but when nature is mentioned I light up!  Christmas conversations for example, can pass me by, feasting, presents, shopping mayhem, even Santa, but mention reindeer and I’m away.  The Sentimental Naturalist As we are contributing to the extravaganza that is the Crafty Fox this weekend, […]

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Talking turkey

Talking Turkey

All you ever need to know about Turkeys and much more! A Tale of Two Turkeys  It just so happens that I find myself working on two separate blogs about two separate birds with little, and yet also, somehow a lot, in common. Both found themselves on the stage that is human history but one […]

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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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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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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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celebrating seal pupping season

T-shirts to Celebrate Seal Pupping Season

It’s Seal pupping Season Seal pupping season is starting now and, to celebrate the event and to raise awareness, we’re releasing a new T-shirt JUST FOR NOW. Hey, if people in the tropics can roll plastic snow out onto their lawns for Christmas, then we can do this. The T-shirts will be available during seal pupping […]

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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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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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bumblebee

Bumbling on Towards Saving a Beetle

Bumbling on towards saving the Scarlet Malachite Beetle  Or… How can a T-shirt with a bee picture on it help save a rare beetle?  Our Bumblebee T-shirt depicts possibly our most iconic pollinator and one of the World’s best loved insects. As such it is an ambassador for many lesser known and often un-loved pollinators. Our […]

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