Planting trees

Often we hear about how the key to solving climate change is planting millions of trees. It probably isn’t quite that simple, but in a garden it can be a good way to encourage wildlife as well as reducing your carbon footprint. In a small garden one can plant only a small handful of treesContinue reading “Planting trees”

The English Oak

The Oak, is certainly a feature very unique to the english countryside, the green acorns feature on many a logo. In many areas of the UK it towers over cattle on lush green pasture or even meadow. The distinctive lobed green leaves are also and icon for woodland and the countryside. Sadly, the genus QuercusContinue reading “The English Oak”


For quite a while now I have been trying to see if I could get an otter on camera, in a small river a few hundred meters downhill of where I live. Until now, I was either getting birds drinking or worse yet a crafty rat stealing the fish I put out. So today whenContinue reading “Otters”


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