Guest blog – Langholm Moor Community Buyout by Kevin Cumming

My name is Kevin Cumming, I work for the Langholm Initiative charity, based in the town of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway. I hold a BA (hons) in Business Administration and an MSc in Conservation and Management of Protected Areas. Currently I manage the LI’s Wild Eskdale project which aims to promote eco-tourism in the…

Tim Melling – Bald Eagle

Tim writes: this is a recently-fledged Bald Eagle.  In fact, it is so recently-fledged that it still has the thread-like plumes still attached to the end of its flight feathers.  These usually fall off after the first couple of flights.  The background is the temperate rainforest of western Canada with clinging clouds.  I much prefer…

Sunday quotes (40)

This week’s quote is from Franklin Delano Roosevelt (died 1945). A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. https://onetreeplanted.org/blogs/stories/inspirational-quotes-about-trees More on Franklin Delano Roosevelt (click here). Likes(13)Dislikes(0)

This blog’s books of the year 2019

This blog has reviewed 25 books this year (and many thanks to Ian Carter for his reviews).  My selection of the ‘top 5’ books of the year is as follows; Number 5 A beautifully produced book about beautiful habitats which are so much rarer now than in the past. See my review here. Number 4…

Tim Melling – Dipper

Tim writes: iiving in the Pennines I see lots of Dippers.  But they seem to prefer shady, wooded rivers to ones on the open hillside.  So I was really pleased to stumble across a pair that were nesting behind a small waterfall in full sunshine out on the open moorland.  I sat quietly and the…