Category: Nature

The World’s Oldest Trees

Posted on: February 9, 2022

Humans have had a relationship with trees for thousands of years. Our earliest ancestors respected the trees, and they were intertwined into belief systems that still exist now. The ogham is an ancient language which is based on the native trees of the UK. People also used the various woods from different trees for all sorts of useful things, from tools and weapons to buildings and boats. Nowadays we are aware of the importance of…

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Are Hurricanes Common in the UK?

Posted on: December 2, 2021

Something that we all expect in the winter is bad weather. It is wise to protect against the storms that come during this time, by doing practical things like repairing fences, as well as roofs with CT1 roof sealant, as well as making sure that we keep an eye on any weather alerts. However, there are some storms that are so strong that even the most well-prepared person can come a cropper from them –…

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How can our soil become contaminated?

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Sadly, soil quality is another aspect of the environment that we are starting to ignore. We currently focus on air quality and rising temperatures, resulting in rising sea levels, but we should also consider soil conditions. If this degrades, we shall be in even more problems with our planet than we already are. Unfortunately, it is straightforward for soil to become contaminated. One of the best examples is the increased use of pesticides to control…

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Some Farming World Records

Posted on: October 18, 2021

Ever since the dawn of man, farming has been an essential activity to provide food for people across the world. Without agriculture, there would be no mass production of food for all the people on earth. Here are some world records to celebrate farming: Vertical Farming – As agriculture takes up vast swathes of land, one solution is vertical farming. The very first farm to this commercially is Sky Green Farms in Singapore. Opened in…

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The effects that printing driving documentation has on nature

Posted on: November 28, 2020

Chapter 8 Chevrons are available on many websites including They often come in kits and can range between a hundred and three hundred British pounds depending on the supplier. They are suitable for different vans and need to be tailored for different models. The chapter 8 documentation is a long piece paperwork published in the government website by the Department for Transport and deals with many things including legal requirements for road works and…

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Do you know these facts about conifer trees

Posted on: September 30, 2020

Most of us think about Conifer trees at this time of year as we plan picking up our christmas tree. They are incredibly robust trees during the winter period and are of course those that do not lose their leaves during the autumn and winter months. Image credit   If you enjoy making items from wood you might have thought about using conifer wood from  Southampton Timber Merchants or perhaps something more robust like oak…

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Are Pigeons Causing You Problems?

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Pigeons are known to cause a huge amount of problems, both big and small, and it seems that no matter how bad you might want to solve your problem, you just cannot get the pigeons to go away, ever. While pigeon problems may be difficult to handle at times, once you have the right pest control service on your side, you should be able to help get rid of them for good. Image credit Finding…

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Oh, Dorset is Beautiful!

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Oh, Dorset is Beautiful! So sang the popular 70’ alt and trad folk band the Yetties. They should know they hailed from Dorset themselves from the village of Yetminister. This ode to the county was a love song about it but also about the fruity farm lasses they knew. There was also a sizable amount of references to cider or zyder as it is properly pronounced. Image credit They aren’t wrong though. Everyone has a…

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Uganda: The Essential Bucket List

Posted on: September 25, 2019

Uganda is steadily becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations of east Africa. From the snowy Rwenzori Mountains to the idyllic Lake Victoria, this country is diverse and utterly delightful. Here are the top five things to see and do on your trip. Image Credit Go on Safari No trip to east Africa would be complete without a safari trip, but Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park is something special. While there, look out for…

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Gorillas: Inter-Family Relationships Prevail

Posted on: September 16, 2019

It might seem a little surprising, but gorillas have very structured, highly sophisticated family groups just as we do. Like humans, our close evolutionary neighbours don’t always have completely amicable relationships. Image Credit Good Neighbours Territory is important, and so is status, so it’s all the more interesting to see rangers’ discoveries of gorilla families spending time together socially. Tight familial bonds can be credited with this, given the conflict that might normally be expected…

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