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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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    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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    Chinese lantern in an ancient woodland Disposable BBQ and burnt grass Boozing in the Country Parks

    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. 

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    Stop releasing chinese lanterns and helium balloons, people!

    Tags West Lothian litter pollution disposable BBQs chinese lanterns

    One of the best things about having a job in the great outdoors.  Fast food :)

    One of the best things about having a job in the great outdoors.  Fast food :)