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November 28, 2017

"So far, I have counted 34 species of birds in my urban garden. Humans are a minority species in Withington, but we are a powerful minority, able to protect the precious green spaces around us. Next time you see your neighbour peering round the curtains with a pair of...

November 28, 2017

ON LEAFBLOWERS

Oh, unholy, unhallowed monstrosity that is the leafblower. Blasting through the peace of my off-work afternoon like some great mechanical anus, fruit of a madman’s lab. Carried in the manner or a futuristic weapon by a person who’s waking hours could sure...

November 21, 2017

A great meeting with one of the members of Parrs Wood Environmental Centre about possible partnering in 2018, I got another amazing tour of the site - see the images below.

Please note that Parrs Wood Environmental Centre is part of Parrs Wood High School and is not ope...

November 21, 2017

Walking through Highfields Country Park there was a silvery rustling. Look up.

November 20, 2017

A half hour train ride from Manchester brings you to Marsden, a large village nestled in the Colne Valley of the Marsden and Meltham Moors. From the train station you can literally cross to the other side (over the bridge) and drop down onto the canal tow path for a de...

November 13, 2017

Many thanks to Jenna Ashton for sharing this article  with us

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/08/t-magazine/hoh-rain-forest-quietest-place.html

November 13, 2017

Made it (virtually) to Burnley... Peace found...

November 13, 2017

Searching for peace in Burnley - courtesy of the Singing Tree...

November 6, 2017

On my way (virtually) to Boggart Clough Hole - Manchester park tightly recommended by John Roby, author of TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE (1872): “Not far from the little-snug smoky village of Blakeley, or Blackley, there lies one of the most romantic of dells, rejoicing in...

November 6, 2017

“(…) the historian reads mankind in cities; the philosopher in the clouds. He” [or she…] “who is anxious for the truth should look abroad on the plains or in the woods, where man’s first prerogative, the giving of names, was exercised.” Interesting excerpt from TRADITI...

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