Nestling among the barren wilderness of Dartmoor is one of three rare wild woods. Piles Copse is a woodland mainly comprising pedunculate oak Quercus robur. The trees, festooned with mosses and lichens, are rich in biodiversity. It is an English rainforest, and a relic of woodland which once covered much of the hilly region.
I came across a clever new web search tool recently that aims to help sustain the Earth’s rainforests by collecting money through internet searches. Ecosia refer to themselves as a “social business”, and technically to their web search as a “search engine mask” as it is powered by Bing and