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natureworks

@natureworks@mas.to

Wildlife & forest garden designer in West Wales, UK. Climate activist. Resistance is fertile. He/his.

#AntiFascist #ExtinctionRebellion #JustStopOil #UniversalBasicIncome #UBI #CitizensAssemblies
#FreePublicTransport #InsulateBritain

I’m not radical by nature, I’m just responding to the #ClimateEmergency.

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Chocolate Mousse is really just Chocolate Mayonnaise.

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@RickiTarr
Oh my! Does mayo have bubbles? 🤔
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A few weeks back I encountered a FOSS guy here explaining that when he sees open source devs ask for money, he blocks them and then stops using their code because they're morally wrong and he only wants to work with tools made by people who are doing the work for the right reasons. (I'm paraphrasing to avoid indexing the post.)

I've resisted writing about it because I'm slammed, but the question I can't shake is: Who benefits from the ideology of "pure" volunteerism?

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@kissane purists? The morally superior? Capitalists?

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Zielschmerz
n. the dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on the open savannah, no longer protected inside the terrarium of hopes and delusions that you started up in kindergarten and kept sealed as long as you could.

~ The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig

Uh-oh…

via Maria Popova https://www.themarginalian.org/2024/04/12/dictionary-of-obscure-sorrows/

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Path past the castle.

#Pembrokeshire #SirBenfro

You can't really see but there's a swathe of Forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica) on the right. I love them, so blue and perfect, and they form a great temporary ground cover as well, re-seeding happily.

#NativePlants #WildFlowers #BloomScrolling

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Unfurl

Hart's Tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)

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Priceless

Wood Anemone (Anemone nemerosa)

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The river is brown and the buds are green

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I'm rich, rich I tell you!

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Early edible perennial, stuffed full of goodness. What's not to love?

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Bank of Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum) in Moylegrove, Pembrokeshire UK

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Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea)

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So good I bought it twice. Tending the Wild by Kat Anderson.

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My latest jam is #WoodMeadows

Think ancient, multi-functional, productive ecosystem. A wood. And a meadow. Like a #ForestGarden.

The quote & paper that sparked my fire:
“Neither in any other community of Western Europe, nor anywhere in the tropics, does the number of vascular plant species within a few square meters reach the numbers counted on the Estonian wooded meadows.”

https://grwd.cc/paper-when-culture-supports-biodiversity

Photo of Laelatu wooded meadow in Estonia Dr Oldekop on Wikimedia Commons

#NativePlants

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@ClimateJenny have you come across Tending the Wild by Kat Anderson? Fascinating book, highly recommended https://archive.org/details/tendingwildnativ0000ande

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Nature Overheard: Acoustic Monitoring for Insects Through Community Science

Dr Abigail Lowe from the Natural History Museum talks about how you can help investigate the impact of noise pollution on insects.

TOMORROW! Lunchtime, for those in the europeanish & southward sort of area

Mon, 18 Mar 2024 13:00 - 14:00 GMT

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nature-overheard-acoustic-monitoring-for-insects-through-community-science-tickets-736622005247

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Crisis.Bacon.25

Does this password belong to anyone?

I found it in my notes without a username or address.

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Something's gonna happen

Blackthorn (Primus spinosa) about to do something spectacular

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How do you decommodify an economy? Asking for a friend

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The Buzz Club
Citizen Science Virtual Symposium
Thu 16 May, 10am-2pm BST

Hosted by Prof Dave Goulson

  1. Intro to the Buzz Club
  2. Keeping the Spark Alive: Volunteer Retention, Dr Linda Birkin
  3. Bee-hind the Bees & Heatwaves, Yanet Sepulveda
  4. When Is Citizen Science A Useful Approach? Dr Beth Nicholls
  5. Spreading the Word Using Citizen Science: Hoverfly Lagoons Project Case Study, Dr Ellen Rotheray

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-buzz-club-citizen-science-virtual-symposium-tickets-773643988997

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Bramble Blackthorn assemblage. Often not welcomed but essential nonetheless, in the wild parts.

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, showing how the branches are removed for safety, leaving the trunk in the ground.

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Alan Carter is running courses in , this year.

He is brilliant.

  • Introduction to forest gardening
    Sat 27 Apr 11am-5pm
    Sun 15th June, 11am-5pm

  • Beginning a forest garden
    Probably Sun 8 Sept, nr Huntly

  • Forest gardening in communities
    Sun 11 Aug 11am-5pm

  • Pruning fruit trees and bushes
    Sun 10 Mar 11am-4pm
    Sun 10 Nov 11am-1pm

  • Seed collection
    Sun 13 Oct 11am-1pm

All courses held in my forest garden in Aberdeen

https://www.foodforest.garden/2024/02/21/forest-garden-courses-2024/

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Standing dead. An old, big, dead apple tree. Home to many creatures. Rather than removing it, orchardist Martin Hayes removed the limbs for safety, and left the trunk and roots in the ground.

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