How delightful to see an evening in spring

There seemed to be some ritualistic setup by the sheerer, attaching sheers from a chord synced with a generator, laying a flat board and changing from his boots to leather bound moccasins. Everything felt so careful yet confident and I stood unsure learning from it all. I was so impressed by the skilled sheerer who… Continue reading How delightful to see an evening in spring

Botany at Sandwich Bay

It was full day monitoring the flora at Sandwich Bay, the wind as ever blasted the face and unwilling turned the page of our books and recording sheets. It is a reserve renowned for an estimated 90% of the UK's Lizard Orchid Population and hosts a fascinating array of plants that are not only aesthetically… Continue reading Botany at Sandwich Bay

True Bugs 

I had absolutely no idea what this was when it was spotted resting/ sucking the juices of Bracken in East Blean woods. The Centrotus cornutus is put simply a horned treehopper and is one of only two tree-bopping species living in Britain. Belonging to the Membracidae family it is characterized by the 'Pronotum'* extending back… Continue reading True Bugs 

Yellow

buds felt tight, uncomfortable bursting at the seams...nodes collared stems, that moved within ready to rupture, everything.moved.slowly, but it was moving. bare ground flooded- no moisture, we wait for rain. Grey moved in and wind blew it out. ''I can't breath in this skin I am in'' a line unzips from a dragonfly nymph, the… Continue reading Yellow

874 acres and a thought to the coppice cutter

Last weekend I drove for two hours through thunder, breaks of showers and blue skies, I trekked through 874 acres of woodland to find a glade, some sun and photograph the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary as it basked among Bugle in the deciduous woodland clearing. I felt a sense of gratitude for the coppice cutters who work tirelessly… Continue reading 874 acres and a thought to the coppice cutter

human kingdoms

​In the Summer of 2016 I stayed with an encamped woodland community that sits among Larch, Pine and native deciduous trees...some of the largest Ash trees I have ever encountered. In recent years of my life I have been in search for change, in search for areas of the Earth that have not been orphaned, disconnected… Continue reading human kingdoms