Beauty in the eye of the beholder

While we were away, the wind blew and blew, it rained and rained again, the garden became more and more bedraggled and the only thing that grew in the polytunnel were the weeds. Meteorologically, spring may have officially sprung on 1 March, or alternatively, astronomically on 20 March, but we are still enduring the equinox… Continue reading Beauty in the eye of the beholder

Non-native, non-invasive

Islands are very special places and whilst their wildlife may not be as diverse as that of the nearest mainland, sometimes it has evolved to have some unique characteristics. Isolation also makes island communities very vulnerable to the arrival or introduction of non-native species, including those which may be native to the mainland. So not… Continue reading Non-native, non-invasive