Raw Material for the Future

Originally posted on Robert Nocher Shohin Bonsai:
During Gerry’s visit last week, we potted  some of our raw material into wooden boxes to help with their development. I worked on trident maples that I acquired as a mini forest planting a few years ago. I am growing them in large shallow boxes to develop the nebari and it seems to be working well. I plan… Continue reading Raw Material for the Future

Carving workshop with Will Baddeley

Easter Sunday wasn’t spent in pious gatherings or church festivities but rather in the deafening whirling of 8-9 simultaneously running dremels. I came unprepared for the onset of woody carnage. Flying bits of wood, flying bits, and flying die grinders. Good thing I was wearing eye protection. This action was found in non other than a Will Baddeley workshop–a bonsai professional from the UK with… Continue reading Carving workshop with Will Baddeley

7 projects led by young conservationists that are changing the avian world | BirdLife

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Former drug users turn conservationists to save the Philippine Eagle | BirdLife

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Doing my bit for Curlew conservation

Originally posted on James Common:
The haunting call of the Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is one of the most iconic, and indeed, enjoyable sounds in nature. The rippling trill of Britain’s largest wading bird evoking mist-clad moorlands, windswept coastal estuaries and other exquisite wild places. It is a sound which, once heard, is not soon forgotten; the very embodiment of our islands rugged yet fragile… Continue reading Doing my bit for Curlew conservation