The Wild Ones

My meditation from a week ago led to these wonderings: Where are the wild ones? The ones who see far away? Those who can see where we are headed, where we should go?Where are the wild ones? The ones who fly? Are they gone? Are they lost? Are they crushed by the culture of today?…

Who am I?

I am human. Alive.I am a collection of chemical constituents, naturally occurring,Organised into complex molecules, Organised into bio-mechanisms that burn fuel, filter waste, produce chemicals, sense, reproduce,Make bio-sense.I am a complex bio-construct which uses many naturally occurring forms and constituents.Is that all? I am an individual.I know myself.I know myself through external input,demands and expectations,…

What I have learnt.

Someone on Facebook asked can you name one good thing to come out of self-isolation, lock down and shielding? There were lots of positive answers I’m pleased to say. This is my answer. I watched as the female osprey at the Glaslyn and Dyfi nests returned from Africa and waited anxiously for their long standing…

What are wasps for?

There was a post on the Self-Isolating Bird Club Facebook page which asked the question “What are wasps for?” It’s a question I have asked myself along with “What are ants / slugs / snails for?” One person gave quite a full answer describing how wasps help pollination of our crops, trees and other plants….

Ants and Aphids

Here in Hightown we have always been plagued with ants each summer. The good thing is that they have realised that they are not welcome in the house and for the last few years they have stayed outside. I recently saw a video of a man pouring molten metal down an old ant nest in…