Category: Natural World

WEATHER OR NOT….

On March 16, 2016, The National Centers for Environmental Information,  (NOAA) published a chart showing weather data that had been collected during the last 37 years in order to demonstrate the ‘Land and ocean temperature departure from average’. In layman’s terms, the NOAA is attempting to show that a ‘Record Warmth’ across the globe (aided by […]

GIVING A DAM….

As the world’s attention, (courtesy of the mass media of course) remains focussed on the events that took place in Brussels yesterday, a number of things passed by un-noticed, buried beneath the wheels of the media juggernaut that rolls out whenever events of that nature occur. One of those things was WORLD WATER DAY 2016, which tries […]

DROP DEAD RED….

Unless you happen to live in, or visit Scotland, Wales, parts of Ireland or the Isle of Wight, it is highly improbable that you would even catch a glimpse of a creature that has been a resident of the United Kingdom for millennia. That creature is the Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) and has been native […]

EXODUS….

Animals are more astute than humans, they do not lie or deceive, are completely incorruptible nor do they kill each other for sport. They also have inbuilt sonar and radar and all of them possess senses immeasurably sharper than humans. So when they start leaving any location in droves, without warning or explanation, only the […]

WITHOUT YOU….

“The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining” Every so often I feel deeply ashamed to have to co-exist on a planet with such a species as the human race. I have reached the point where I no […]

THE COSO GEODE….

Geodes resemble ordinary stones from the outside, usually spherical, or elliptical in nature, and sometimes hollow, but their cavities can contain an amazing display of crystal structures and minerals. When sawn in half they reveal their wonderful displays, and are highly sought after by rock collectors. In 1961 a fossil encrusted geode (although this one was not […]

TURN TO STONE….

There’s a still body of water in Tanzania that holds a deadly secret…. It turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film. Photographed by Nick Brandt in his new book, […]

MYCELIUM….

Mycelium is a single-celled organism that can travel several inches a day. It possesses only one cell wall that protects it from infection, yet it thrives more prolifically than any living entity on this planet. It is this proliferation that is directly responsible for decomposing of plant debris, while at the same time providing essential […]

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