An Introduction to Animal Communication

An Introduction to Animal Communication

This post is just a very short introduction to animal communication. There is so much that can be said on this subject. Here I focus on Human and animal communication. We tend to think of communication as an indication of intelligence and, because our ability to understand Human communication is much more developed, I suspect this has contributed greatly to […]

We Are Family

We Are Family

We are increasingly becoming aware of the harms of our perceived disconnection from the natural world and of increasing polarization amongst our fellow Humans. Whilst we work hard to counter the effects of climate change, loss of wildlife, war and social injustice, surely we cannot fix these problems using the same mindset that created them. As a foundation, we need […]

Connecting with Local Nature Introduction

Connecting with Local Nature Introduction

Objectives Feel connected with nature & where you live Cultivate a regular nature connection practice Build connection with community (in-person/online) Understand how everything is interconnected Understand how your local space fits in to the bigger picture Learn how wildlife gardening can make a difference Raise awareness of Nature-Connected Neighbourhoods Optionally raise funds for Nature-Connected Neighbourhoods Bring together Nature-Connected Neighbourhoods community/build […]

Nature-Connected Neighbourhoods

Nature-Connected Neighbourhoods

The 2019 State of Nature report presented a gloomy picture of the declines in UK wildlife since the 1970s. According to the report, butterfly and moth populations are down by 17% and 25% respectively and 26% of UK mammal species are at risk of becoming extinct in the UK. Hedgehogs have been in “massive long-term declines.” There are multiple causes […]

What Nature says about protecting the planet

What Nature says about protecting the planet

Largely, we are agreed that we are headed for problems if we continue with our activities without drastic mitigation. The focus is very clearly on the climate emergency. However, there is a great deal of dispute about what should be done and by whom. Efforts appear to be centred very much around technology and a “Green” economy. There is a […]

Mindful Nature Photography

Mindful Nature Photography

The first thing you will almost certainly appreciate from my photos is that mindful nature photography is not about taking award-winning photos. If you are anything like me, taking photos is usually a hurried point and click with the smartphone. It is made all the more random by the fact I cannot¬† see the screen properly until I get home […]

Mindful Nature Connection Book Chapter

Mindful Nature Connection Book Chapter

Sharing with you the chapter that I have written for a mindfulness eBook (Mindful Approaches in Challenging Times), which will be available soon for free for a limited period on Amazon – link to follow as soon as I have it!¬† Mindful Nature Connection At times in my life when I have faced stress or a difficult challenge, I have […]