Okay, so I have been really slack lately, the start of the semester is always a busy time work-wise and I have rashly decided to add to my workload by enrolling in two units in environmental studies. Just wanted to formalise and consolidate my learning in this area. While only enrolled part-time and as an … Continue reading A brief reading catch up
Gaia/ nature reads catch up
Just want to share some of the latest links to Nature reads for the Gaia challenge. Margaret @ From Pyrenees to Pennines reviewed The Lost Rainforests of Britain by Guy Shrubsole a fascinating look at temperate rainforests in the UK. Hard to believe that temperate rainforests now only cover 1% of the earth's surface. They … Continue reading Gaia/ nature reads catch up
A Life with footnotes.
Truthfully, without over-egging it, as I often do, the library and journalism, those things made me who I am. - Terry Pratchett Will update the Gaia challenge and share some links later but for today just A quick non-nature post. I purchased the Terry Pratchett biography: Terry Pratchett: A Life With Footnotes: The Official Biography … Continue reading A Life with footnotes.
Animal Migrations and Human Quests
“It has been decided by our leaders that economic growth is more important. That the extinction crisis is an acceptable trade for their greed.”― Charlotte McConaghy, Migrations image: José Eugenio Gómez Rodríguez Creative Commons I have completed my first two Gaia/nature reads for 2023 both books deal with the theme of migration or journeys, for both animals … Continue reading Animal Migrations and Human Quests
Are we ready for the 2023 Gaia/nature challenge
This is the last post of 2022 for me. It has felt like a hectic year and the pandemic pressure did not really ease up, even with open borders, for one reason and another I did not seem to escape into the bush as often as I would have liked, so if I do anything … Continue reading Are we ready for the 2023 Gaia/nature challenge
Some Gaia updates
Just catching up on Gaia/nature reading challenge posts. If you have read anything for the challenge and I have missed it please let me know and I will post a link. Two posts that I have not yet shared are May at Brizzy May's Books and Bruchetta who posted on the lovely children's book Tippy … Continue reading Some Gaia updates
And a Christmas read When did we stop seeing the sacred in trees? When did they become nothing more than a commodity, or worse sometimes just an inconvenience? Woke up this morning thinking about trees. They seem to be haunting my subconscious at the moment. The clearing of old-growth koala habitat has been a bit … Continue reading Trees
Gaia/nature reading challenge update, with the end of the year rapidly approaching this will be one of the last 2022 updates, but will continue into 2023 with the new Gaia/nature challenge. I recently read a delightful account of Scottish wildlife in the remote Ardnamurchan region and an absolutely brilliant eco novel that I expect may … Continue reading Wilderness reading
I still have posts to update on this years Gaia/nature reading challenge but since the challenge is continuing into 2023 and rather than leaving everything to the last minute, I thought I would post an initial sign-up page now. To participate just leave a comment below. You don’t have to have a blog, but if … Continue reading 2023 Gaia/nature
More nature reads for younger readers
I am using this week to catch up on some Gaia/nature reads for younger readers, with Christmas rapidly approaching this seems timely. I last posted about Sami Bayly's excellent Illustrated Encyclopedia series: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Ugly Animals, The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Dangerous Animals and The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Peculiar Pairs in Nature. This time I want to … Continue reading More nature reads for younger readers