Monthly Archives: October 2014

UK Tree of the Year Candidates

Which one would you vote for? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-29739284 My vote goes to the Shugborough Yew, but there are other excellent and very historic candidates.

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The Green Line for Cyclists

what a great idea.. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-29796039

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First Day of Winter in Almaty

Temperatures dropping below zero

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Mechanism behind nature’s sparkles revealed

So This Is How They Do It. Interesting stuff. http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29711463

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Update on Kazakhstan Migration

This week I revisited our regular round of birding spots to the north of Almaty with my birding pal.  This is an area of semi-desert and steppes, watered liberally by treated waste water via a system of man-made waterways and … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Tienshan Mountains

On the spur of the moment, decided to head into the mountains as the weather was perfect: sunny warm at +15degC and only a light breeze in exposed places.  Didn’t need coats, gloves and hats even at 2,500m a.s.l.  We … Continue reading

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Carnivores help trees thrive without thorns, study says

BBC’s Environment Reporter, Mark Kinver, has published an interesting article on the interrelationship between animals and plants

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