Category: Nature and Wildlife

  • Ferns

    Ferns

    Ferns are the most extraordinary plants on the planet.

  • The Flower Moon wafts across the night sky in May

    The Flower Moon wafts across the night sky in May

    There was a flower moon last night (16th May 2022). Did you see it? The full moon in May The full moon in May has many popular names, but my favourite is the Flower Moon. I can imagine a big glowing flower wafting across the night sky, scenting it with a soft, fragrant light. A…

  • Plastic Pretend Grass isn’t Green: how green is your grass?

    Plastic Pretend Grass isn’t Green: how green is your grass?

    Fake grass is suffocating the earth when the Earth needs to breathe. The 22nd April is Earth Day and the theme for Earth Day 2022 is #Invest in Our Planet. On this Earth Day I propose that we petition Parliament to invest in making our nation greener by banning plastic pretend grass. Gov.UK petition hereOur planet…

  • Will you be my Valentine?

    Will you be my Valentine?

    “The Luperci (Priests) carried on running amok, naked and slapping women with bloodied hides—even when under the powerful influence of the Church of Rome!”

  • Night Brings Home The Crows 

    Night Brings Home The Crows 

    On a winter evening walk through Lincoln Inns Field, I am delighted to see this murder of crows gathering to roost in the twilight. I grab my camera from my pocket and shoot a quick video clip before they settle down for the night.  My short film clip is stylised and edited in slow motion,…

  • On a blue moon night: haiku

    On a blue moon night: haiku

    It is the night of the Blue Moon, August 2021. I am sitting in a beautiful seaside garden bathed in moonlight. Andrew (my lord and master, ahem) speaks and tells me he can hear snails (Andrew has acute, sensitive hearing and can even hear bats!).He points. I turn round and sure enough; I see an…

  • The Joys and Art of Sunbathing

    The Joys and Art of Sunbathing

    The Joys of Sunbathing Aah! To bathe in the sunCan be relaxing funSensing UV raysOn hot sunlit daysSoaking up vitamin D(seems good to me)ButLying so still in the sun to bask—Is it safe? You have to ask Mark my wordsListen and learnStaying out too long You will blister and burn!ButSunbathing can Give you a tan…

  • The Solitary Bee

    The Solitary Bee

    The Solitary Bee I am a solitary beeon my ownI am not a queen or even a drone I hum a tuneFrom time to timeIt could be a songOr maybe a rhyme Scrummaging in the soilTo toil and dig a tunnelI like doing itIt’s lots of funnel! (I have a sense of humour) I am…

  • Perhaps it’s time to tell TV weather forecasters to wipe the smiles off their faces?

    Perhaps it’s time to tell TV weather forecasters to wipe the smiles off their faces?

    Happy fair weather forecasters Am I the only one who gets a trifle irritated when TV weather forecasters, with big smiles on their faces, exclaim with glee at the forecast of so called ‘good weather’? Many of us in the city live in flats and apartments with glass facades, without gardens. New builds (and old…

  • ‘Come outside, the sun is shining,’ cooed the local wood pigeon

    ‘Come outside, the sun is shining,’ cooed the local wood pigeon

    During Lockdown I took to feeding the birds on our balcony. It is fun identifying all the individual characters of the birds that come to lunch. One regular is a local wood pigeon who lives in a tree opposite and coos a lot when the table is empty. But today, he has told me off…