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Natural Connections

Modern life in Scotland is increasingly busy. The connections our ancestors had with nature and the land are being lost. As leisure time shrinks, or is filled with hi-tech experiences, opportunities to experience nature become fewer. And yet it is possible to connect with nature on a day to day basis. All around us, the great web of life continues to hold its shape, and nature continues its eternal cycles. Keep looking, listening, smelling, touching - and keep experiencing natural connections.

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A busy working day here in Romania. A small group of martins seemed to be visiting a derelict tower block near the city centre while the usual Swallows were over the hospice quarter. A small palm plant in the hospice had some interesting fungi sprouting from its base (no doubt imported with either the plant or the compost).



























This evening's concert at the Philharmonic featured a suite of Romanian folk songs. One contained a couple of phrases of "birdsong". One of our hosts is going to find out what species was involved. Back home, news has broken that a Snowy Owl has been present near Ben Macdui for the past month.

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