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Habitat for Wildlife

This lovely little video from the Barn Owl trust shows how to create good habitat for wildlife. It also shows just how much our farming steals from the natural world, especially arable farming. Arable farming is farming crops as opposed to… Continue Reading →

5th Sep Wildlife Garden Blog

Clearing the Pond banks … a bit backwards as this happened before the previous blog! I’l get it straight from now on …  Here’s Kevin being a garden gnome! He’s clearing, indeed has cleared b the time of this pic, all… Continue Reading →

19th Sep Wildlife Garden Blog

Well, I promised a while back to keep blogging about the progress of the Wildlife Garden – and have been very remiss in not doing so! For an excuse I offer up that I’ve been working all the hours the… Continue Reading →

Gloom and Doom

Last night I watched Steven Seagal’s film On Deadly Ground, an old favourite. This morning I read the old critics comments about it, one of the gloomiest things I’ve read recently. Why? Because the comments show just how much anyone… Continue Reading →

Ravens & Am Buachaille at Sandwood Bay

Soooo … we hiked out to Sandwood Bay in Sutherland, Scotland, for an overnight wildcamp. The weather forecast had given us 18 hours so we decided to go for it and the walk out was gorgeous, brilliant spring-blue skies, the mountains… Continue Reading →

Wolf Words

I’m currently reading a modern novel – out 2017 – which still perpetrates the bad old myths about ravening and ferocious wolves hunting down humans! Really? In this day and age? But yes, those attitudes and falsehoods still go on…. Continue Reading →

Green Deserts

Arable Land, Population & Vegetarianism According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations the world’s Arable land amounted to 1,407 M hectares, out of a total 4,924 M hectares of land used for agriculture, as at the year 2013. We use over… Continue Reading →

Cawwwww !!!

Rushing blousy August Blows the tits around the house Swallows dive for food Carried sideways But the crows, oh the crows … Watch them sliding. slipping, stalling Playing the wind Screaming their defiance as it tries to blow them of… Continue Reading →

Aeron Flies

Eyes flare Feet itch Wings twitch Wind ruffles feathers Lift … float This is my element, my land Video & images Dyfi Osprey Project Land Song Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights reserved #mondayblogs #poetry-daily @Poetry_Daily ‏ @MondayBlogs 

Moorhen Chicks

Black fluff, feather fluff, Red cap, red beak. Plop! Float like natural, Perch on leaf, Lily holds him, Mother feeds him, Life is good. Nest on island, Hidden shelter, In the reeds. Mother knows, Hides them safely From the eaters… Continue Reading →

Still as Ghosts

after watching the video ringing of the Dyfi osprey chicks 2017 Thump! Crash! Up from the ground the thing comes. Still as ghosts we sit. Smell! Scent! Sound! It peers over the edge of the nest. Still as ghosts we… Continue Reading →

Four Magpie Brothers

Four young magpies, brothers, sat upon the porch roof this morning. Squabbling, squawking, pecking the tiles. Wicked, so they are. Lads and louts. Waiting to see what I will do. I go to the window. They’re watchful But I get… Continue Reading →

Wet Land Song

    Foo Foo the wind Chimney roars Trees dance Earth drinks in the hungry rain Land Songs Series © Elen Sentier 2017 all rights reserved  

Enjoy the Seasons: 7 Feb 2017

#seasons #wildlife #spring #MondayBlogs

So-called Renewables …

This article set me off today, it begins … “Expansion of renewable energy cannot by itself stave off catastrophic climate change, scientists warned Monday.” Who, in their right minds (!), ever thought it would? I’m now about to trample on a whole… Continue Reading →

Bridey’s Worm

Driving up to Cheshire last week we knew the moles had woken up, molehills everywhere, yards and yards and yards of them, in every field and even along the grass at the edges of the road. Well, it is that… Continue Reading →

Robin Song

Sometimes the simple call of a bird transports me across worlds, to another time, a memory time … I’m suddenly back 50-odd years, walking a lane in deep midwinter, snow piled up along the hedgerows, clear over my head, and… Continue Reading →

Ooops! I almost stepped on an owl …

  Oops! I almost stepped on an owl Another lovely journey with Ben Dolphin of Walkhighlands. I never cease to be envious of this bloke! He has the job I would want if only I was 30+ years younger and… Continue Reading →

Being Wild & Hope Bourne

“For money, you sell the hours and the days of your life, which are the only true wealth you have,” she wrote. “You sell the sunshine, the dawn and the dusk, the moon and the stars, the wind and the… Continue Reading →

Cat Scramble

A walk through Exmoor woods …

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