Unique green gifts this Christmas

There’s a curious affinity between people with a ‘green’ passion, and an appreciation of music, cycling, books and cooking. I hope my slightly unusual list of gift ideas this Christmas, will be helpful to those with loved ones who would appreciate an unusual green gift. Read More

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Weekly photo challenge: fall

Deep in the walnut-fruit forests of Kyrgyzstan, miles from the nearest track passable by a 4×4, I was climbing a narrow path when the family group suddenly appeared around a corner. I quickly asked (with gestures only as I don’t speak Kyrgyz) whether I could take a photo, and after Dad’s nodding approval I managed to take just two frames as they carried on past. Read More

Tree rat and squirrel pie

The grey squirrel is perhaps one of the most commonly seen of British mammals being highly visible in parks, gardens and woodlands.  This, in combination with its large eyes and bushy tail, often make it an attractive and popular animal in the public eye. Grey squirrels are, however, a serious pest and the bane of… Read More