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Reverie

'There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore ...'

 

 

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Celebrate National Badger Day every day

The Mole had long wanted to make the acquaintance of the Badger ...

 

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World Animal Day & the Feast of St Francis of Assisi (4th October 2020)

"If you have man who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity ..."

 

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Harvest Moon - 1st October 2020

Signifying the changing of the seasons, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than usual ...

 

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The Great British Beach Clean

"May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes ..."

 

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Organic September

"O down in the orchard, 'tis apple harvest time, And up the tall ladders, the fruit pickers climb ..."

 

 

 

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Creationtide

"The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations ..."

 

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Big Butterfly Count

"To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree ..."

 

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National Insect Week

Come take up your Hats, and away let us haste, to the Butterfly's Ball, and the Grasshopper's Feast...

 

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British Flowers Week

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

 

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Summer in Slinfold

Time, marked by the chimes of St Peters' bells, Slows ...

 

 

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Swan Lake

He will cover you with his feathers ...

 

 

 

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Build me up Buttercup

Our meadows are now springing up with cups of sunshine ...

 

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International Dawn Chorus Day

Open your window and let the symphony come to you ...

 

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Happy May Day!

Happy May Day! And 'Fete du Muguet', when the French give each other a Lily of the Valley ...

 

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Like a Water off a Duck's back

'All of a sudden I had the revelation of how enchanting my pond was ...'

 

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Earth Day

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better..."

 

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Sunrise

"The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart."

 

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Easter

The Son Rises, the blind will truly see ...

 

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Forest Floored

In every walk in Nature, one receives more than he seeks...

 

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'Wood Anemone' by John Clare

The wood anemone through dead oak leaves, And in the thickest woods now blooms anew ...

 

 

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World Frog Day

"The spring has sprung the grass is riz, i wonder where the birdies is...?"

 

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Our war against nature is inevitably a war against ourselves

The first crisis is ecological, the second is medical...

 

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Poetry responding to Climate Change

Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage's poem, 'Ark'

 

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Super Worm Moon

This month's first full moon (March 9th) is known as the 'Super Worm Moon' as earthworms emerge from the ground ...

 

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"The Climate is a common good, belonging to all and meant for all".

This saying from Pope Francis is quoted in a new book ...

 

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For those in the grip of flooding ...

Many Waters Cannot Quench Love; Rivers Cannot Wash It Away

 

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Joaquin Phoenix’s full speech at the Oscars

"We can create, develop & implement systems of change that are beneficial to all sentient beings and the environment ..."

 

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When another gale is on its way

"Storms draw something out of us ... "

 

 

 

 

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The Tree of Life

Birth trees: When an Orang Rimba child is born their umbilical cord is buried and a tree is planted on top ...

 

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For January

Live in each season as it passes ...

 

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Recipe for a Happy New Year

Take twelve, fine, full-grown months ...

 

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Nature's Advent Calendar

Open a daily 'window on the world' this Christmas and make a difference ...

 

 

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'Green' Carols

Michaela Strachan recently shared these alternative 'Green' Carols by Huw Morgan...

 

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Roots

If we surrendered to earth's intelligence, we could rise up rooted like trees...

 

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Winter Sunrise

As the sun wakes up the night, Over the chill fields of white ...

 

 

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Flower of the day

But the stout old Ivy shall never fade, from its hale and hearty green ... Charles Dickens

 

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Seeds of Change

Fruits of the 'Cowdray Colossus' Sweet Chestnut in Cowdray Park ...

 

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Quote for the month

October is the fallen leaf ...

 

 

 

 

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Contemplation

How sad on this October day, to see our hedges shorn away...(Poem by Pam Ayres)

 

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Dear Whoever

Dear whoever's listening to the wind ...

 

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Quote for today

Humans did not weave the web of life - they are merely strands in it ...

 

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Reflection

"So I will build my altar in the fields ..."

 

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Quote for the day

Keep close to nature's heart ...

 

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Thoughts

As seen on various placards during the 20th September 2019 Global Climate Strike, some messages to ponder...

 

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