The pre-Christian tradition in Ireland of marking the traditional start of "Spring" on the 1st of February continues in Ireland. Some mark it by gathering wild rushes from fields and weaving them into crosses...
More of my images can be seen at my own blog. via In the forest — Monochromia
Forestry is an interest of mine - here's a training course in the forestry of the future ! Pro Silva Ireland is delighted to announce the running of a training course on early transformation to CCF in Sitka spruce plantations This is of particular relevance given the recent launch of the new Forest Service grant … Continue reading Pro Silva Ireland announces first training course for continuous cover forestry — Pro Silva Ireland
A poem about snow in a childs world.
It’s the birthday of John Venn today (born 4th Aug, 1834) so here’s a poem inside a Venn diagram to celebrate. via At the Intersection — Brian Bilston's Poetry Laboetry
No, not the border fence between Ireland and Northern Ireland, no. Here we discuss tree species composition, forest adaptation and conversion towards more resilient forests! Deer management in silviculture is one of the crucial factors to consider, just like enough light for the seedlings and site conditions. And here are the fencing news from Ireland. […] … Continue reading New Fences in Ireland? — Resilience Blog
A short poem to honour the uplifting return of the humble snowdrop....
Short story....A glance at a floral arrangement throws up memories of a separation..
I loved this article by Parallax! Stumbled across it after I read the thoroughly enjoyable Hidden Life of Trees and was browsing for more similar content! Worth a peek! [Trees exhibiting a behavior called “crown shyness,” when they don’t touch branches in order to cohabit peacefully without blocking one another’s light] “A force hums in … Continue reading The Secret Life of Trees & The Science Behind Forest Bathing — PARALLAX:
The mainstream narrative in Europe is that Brexit was a monumental mistake mothered by populism and sired by in house political power struggles and lots of other domestic tribulations in the UK. On the other hand the British have been discussing a withdrawal from Europe for decades so it'd be hard to attribute the whole … Continue reading Brexit: Madness or Forward Thinking?