Category: plants

Buying to be Sustainable?

Sustainability is hard but it is catching on as a concept. I recently got Instagram which has a lot of great sustainability people on it sharing their stories. By its very nature Instagram is a visual, sometimes superficial place to show off what you… Continue Reading “Buying to be Sustainable?”

Should we close our Zoos?- The verdict.

This was the subject of a BBC shows, Horizon a few weeks ago which I only recently watched . Zoos are always a controversial topic but the show was fairly well balanced and not as critical as it may have been. Despite this it… Continue Reading “Should we close our Zoos?- The verdict.”

Why trees prevent flooding

This article may be stating the obvious to many people but it seems like most people in the media don’t seem to relate land use with flooding. A quick scan of the news leads to lots of people saying we need to spend more… Continue Reading “Why trees prevent flooding”

How did the toad cross the road?

Unsuccessfully is usually the answer to that question. Thousands of toads and frogs are killed on roads each year as they migrate back to their breeding grounds. This often leads to road closures and teams of volunteers carrying frogs and toads over the road… Continue Reading “How did the toad cross the road?”

Midges: Pests or saviours?

“And on the 8th day, Adam approached God and said “Are you quite sure about midges?”” Ah the midges, the cause of many legends and frantic running in the highlands of Scotland. The cold start to the year and the unseasonably warm end to… Continue Reading “Midges: Pests or saviours?”

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