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The environment, Nature and beauty from a Scottish perspective.
Knowledge is power......but beyond that I don't have a particular agenda to push here. I don't necessarily have answers to the questions our environment is demanding of us.....but I do have the desire to get more people talking about environmental issues even if we don't all see eye to eye.
Problems are unlikely to be addressed let alone resolved unless folk know what is going on around them. And to that end, information & debate are ultimately better than ignorance or sticking our heads in the sand.
PLUS....it's a beautiful, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying planet. Put some time aside to marvel at it.
Somewhere over the North Sea yesterday evening. When I’m in a plane, I always seem to be the ONLY person whose face is glued to the window for the duration of the flight. Quite how folk can be so preoccupied with books, papers, films and laptops when there are sights like THIS on offer is beyond me.
Not a bad view of London from the plane just now eh? Spot the famous landmarks!
The sun returned to Fife today for the first time in a week….and it looked STUNNING!!
A grey squirrel threw this beech mast at me today and hit me on the head with it. Talk about adding insult to injury ;-)
Good luck, Scotland. Whichever way it goes tomorrow, remember we all love this wonderful place and we all need to live and work together in friendship afterwards. Let’s vote!
I found this tiny toadlet on the drive today doing its best Godzilla impression. If there was a tiny city beneath its feet it would have surely stomped it into oblivion.
When I’m out & about in the Lomond Hills I *always* have my camera with me because you never know what you’re going to encounter. And sometimes, you find the weirdest things.
The other week, while I was out on a walk, I heard some loud ‘stridulation’….which is the technical term for what grasshoppers do when they rub their legs on their wings.
Despite broadcasting their locations grasshoppers are quite difficult to locate in long grass because….well…..they tend to be the same colour as the grass. When I honed in on the sound…..this is what I found:
On Liathach’s impossibly airy ridge last month. It’s somewhere I’d always wanted to go, but given its somewhat intimidating reputation I was waiting until I was in the company of others. Suffice to say it didn’t disappoint.
Bitesize Ben - Absolute Filth
On a glorious sunny day in the remote Cairngorms, about as far away from a road as you can get……I find something that makes me very angry and blights my day.
Just some of the modern disposable rubbish left in West Lothian’s Country Parks this week.
I found the chinese lantern slap bang in the middle of Calderwood, West Lothian’s largest remaining stand of ancient woodland. Quite sobering really given how dry it has been this summer.
The disposable BBQs are a real problem in our parks these days. People seem to think ‘disposable’ means you can relinquish all responsibility for it once you’ve eaten your food. They’re simply left in situ for us to clear up, during which time the grass below and around them dies.
One of the best things about having a job in the great outdoors. Fast food :)
They were extinct, and then they came back. In this month’s Nature column for Walkhighlands I meet Scotland’s free-roaming reindeer.
It’s that time of year again :)
It may be small, the water may be bloody freezing, and the midges may descend when the wind drops….but I’d sooner sit on this beach than any tropical one you care to mention.
These are the gorgeous gorgeous beaches at the head of Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, yesterday afternoon.