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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.

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    Breezy outdoors, but mild and sunny.  The perfect morning for a bike around Loch Leven.  The sound of geese accompanied me all the way around its 12 miles…..and this hide was a lovely place to take a breather :)

    Breezy outdoors, but mild and sunny.  The perfect morning for a bike around Loch Leven.  The sound of geese accompanied me all the way around its 12 miles…..and this hide was a lovely place to take a breather :)

    Tags Loch Leven Kinross-shire biking cycling

    Wooden buildings right on the water, craggy landscape as far as the eye can see. The very southern tip of Norway is a beautiful place to while away a sunny (but windy) afternoon.

    Wooden buildings right on the water, craggy landscape as far as the eye can see. The very southern tip of Norway is a beautiful place to while away a sunny (but windy) afternoon.

    Tags Norway Lyngdal Lindesnes Sælør

    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.

    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.

    Tags flying North Sea cloud weather photography sunset clouds

    Grasshoppers…. erm…. ‘doing it’

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    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:

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    Tags grasshoppers wildlife animals insects Fife

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