A Very Brief Introduction to Ecology

This is a transcript of an information sheet I have knocking around. No idea where I got it from. Ecology from the Greek Oikos meaning ‘home’+ology meaning ‘study of’ Quick definition the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms in their environment Ecology as a science employs the scientific method to establish principles and […]

Root and Branch

In this wittily written piece in the Washington Post, by its Pakistan bureau chief Tim Craig, a diplomatic controversy concerning trees in Islamabad shades, as trees tend to, the presumably undisclosed reason why the US embassy there is expanding. This expansion is cleverly hidden like a nugget in the article, halfway down at least, after […]

Walk the Walk

With an apparently innate antipathy to the internal combustion engine, I’ve always been a keen perambulator. I was born and brought up in Stourbridge, that strange interface between the industrial Black Country and the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside. My beloved Grandfather was a great walker. In my late teens I journeyed to Birmingham to catch […]