Humanity’s annual reminder that we live on – and with – Planet Earth. Earth Day was first proposed by activist John McConnell in 1969 and was introduced to the world in 1970. It’s a day filled with hope and hypocrisy, but it should be celebrated by all those who hold Mother Nature dear, not justContinue reading “Earth Day, Serfdom, Foraging & Tanuki”
his poor fox vixen has had scabies (mange) for several months now. Both she and her dog fox partner are daily visitors to my garden.Last year many fox cubs were born in my area – and I’m talking many – but most didn’t survive long because they all seemed to hang out around roadsides. TheContinue reading “Poor Fox With Scabies Scratches Itself – mangy vixen in my garden”
What to look for in a trail camera for hunting, wildlife management, wildlife photography or home security? There are so many game cameras out there, many from big name brands, so how do you know which one is right for you? Is it better to buy a more expensive one from an established brand orContinue reading “Trail Camera Buying Tips – How to choose the perfect game camera for you”
Red deer (Cervus elaphus hippelaphus) use my neighbour’s abandoned property as a nursery, as it’s safer than being out in the forest with wolves, lynx and bears when raising their young. Now it’s rutting season, and many hunters are also out and about searching for the giant red deer stags which bellow night and dayContinue reading “Red Deer Fawn is a Secret Land Rover Fan”
We don’t always get to see them. Last time we were in the next village and we didn’t, but the time before that we actually encountered them whilst kayaking out on the sea near Karlobag in Croatia. These are Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursops truncatus), and sadly there are only about 220 left in Croatian waters. SeeingContinue reading “Dolphins in Croatia – watching Bottleneck Dolphins from my terrace in Cesarica, Karlobag”
The biodiversity of the Slovak Carpathians is incredible. The Great White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) is an annual visitor, and many villages even provide large nesting poles for them in order to prevent them nesting on chimneys. Because they are a protected species, these massive birds have no fear of humans and can often be quiteContinue reading “Great White Stork eating a snake in my garden (actually a Slow Worm)”
Earth Day was first proposed by activist John McConnell in 1969 and was introduced to the world in 1970. 51 years on we have utterly decimated the planet but still hold environmentally-friendly activities on Earth Day. It’s like having a Save The Wildlife Day once per year and then hunting every species to extinction forContinue reading “Earth Day Message from Carpathian Adventure”
Back out in the bush after a long hiatus. In this video we look at the need to analyse what’s good and bad about our lives so that we can focus on what is truly important. Everyone has a dream, and everyone has a basic idea of what sort of life they’d like to beContinue reading “Self Analysis For Self Reliance – Know Thyself and Be Free”
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We get many species of woodpecker visiting the garden. This one is the Great Spotted (Dendrocopos major). Aside from the black, green and grey woodpeckers, the vast majority in our area look very similar and it’s often difficult to identify them. The Great Spotted is best identified by its long white shoulder patches.