Giftmas comes but once a year, and I’ve participated for several years now. Rhonda Parrish, author and anthologist, creates this annual event in aid of the Edmonton (Alberta) Food Bank – this year she’s aiming to bring light to someone’s
Keyhaven Marshes are located due south of Lymington on the southern English coast, just opposite the west side of the diamond-shaped Isle of Wight. In fact in most of these photos, where you can see wooded hills in the background,
Part 3 of my Great Plastics Project takes me back to compare my plastics use in April 2022 with 2021, as reported in this post. And… it’s time for #30DaysWild again, but I haven’t signed up for it because… why?
This Insect Survey was something I stumbled upon thanks to the BTO’s enewsletter. Apart from the fact I’m always up for ten minutes just standing and watching some flowers, it’s good to be useful in gathering real scientific data that
Yes, another 30DaysWild is over, but as you’ll see from Tuesday’s post (if it ever goes up) I have another fun thing to keep me thinking of wild things for the rest of the summer. Second Half Update For the
Part 2 of my Great Plastics Project is to analyse the contents of my month’s accumulation of plastic and work out where it can go. If I can’t recycle it, I want to work out how to avoid bringing it
Mid-month Catch-up? Yes, we’re already over halfway through June, and the longest day (northern hemisphere) is fast approaching. Several other deadlines are already here, so I don’t know what I’ve been doing since the end of May… oh yes, #30DaysWild!
My Plastics Project started as a result of reading Finding Sustainability, which was published last week. In it, the author led us on his journey to at least starting to produce less plastic waste, and to encourage his customers to
Beach is this week’s #writephoto prompt, with a great picture from KL Caley. Check other stories, articles and poems at New 2Writing.com. It’s also my thought for #30DaysWild today. One of the Random Acts of Wildness I did a couple
Gilbert White, the 18th century naturalist, lived in Selborne, about 20 miles away from me in Hampshire. His house and garden was my first 30DaysWild excursion this year. I set off in the fourth day of wall-to-wall sunshine (as forecast),
It’s the final week, in fact the final day of the 2020 30 Days Wild challenge. For me it’s been pretty much a washout. To review the final week first… Monday: I did the round up of the previous week.
Third week of 30 Days Wild. It always seems to be the difficult one. Given the change in the weather, and the impact of decorating on every other aspect of life in the house which is in semi-lockdown, I think
A Wild Weekend was the suggestion from the Wildlife Trusts. Whatever you do, make it wild. Plenty of ideas for sleeping out, watching the solstice dawn at Stonehenge (via Facebook). Virtual quizzes. Wild cooking… I didn’t check that out in
Three new butterflies in my garden this week, before the weather turned cool and wet. Very wet. My waterbutts which drained the summerhouse roof are nearly full, and it’s not that big a roof! Identifying Butterflies I find it very
A hedge is a woodland in miniature. Hedges are probably one of the most underrated habitats in our gardens. I haven’t had more than three feet of one in any of my houses until now. I was reminded of this