Ecology sees our world as an ever-changing web of energy and matter. Patterns appear and disappear. Life grows and dies. We look at our world through the lenses, each lens illuminates an aspect of the whole. These notes, inspired by the I Ching, look at a selection of contrasting ideas which can help us to act mindfully in our world.

Ecology sees our world as an ever-changing web of energy and matter. Patterns appear and disappear. Life grows and dies. We look at our world through lenses, each lens illuminates an aspect of the whole. These notes, inspired by the I Ching, look at a selection of contrasting ideas which can help us to act mindfully in our world.

Ecology sees our world as an ever-changing web of energy and matter. Patterns appear and disappear. Life grows and dies. We look at our world through the lenses, each lens illuminates an aspect of the whole. These notes, inspired by the I Ching, look at a selection of contrasting ideas which can help us to act mindfully in our world.

Are you worried about climate change? Do you live in Torridge? Here are some ways to take climate action in Torridge.

Take action in how you shop. Take action in how you travel. Take action by joining groups. Take action by supporting each other. Take action in non-violent protest.

With the 2021 census just completed, lets look at how Hartland appeared in previous censuses. The FreeCEN website gives free access to 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1891 censuses of Hartland. White's Devonshire Directory from 1850 can fill in some gaps. How would your life look to future historians, if they could only read a few lines every 10 years?

Three traces of past lives, 

  • Mary Cann, Draper and Grocer
  • Ann Avery, Farmer
  • John Snow, Blacksmith

State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021 is the first report of its kind laying out the facts and trends on the current state of the UK's native woods and trees.

At a time when the demand for new woods and trees is escalating, our existing woods and trees are facing great pressure.

A good understanding of their current state will enable us all to realise their vital role in tackling climate change, improving our wellbeing, and recovering nature.

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/state-of-uk-woods-and-trees/ 

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewoodlandtrust (460k)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/woodlandtrust (232k)

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/woodlandtrust/ (260k)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/woodlandtrust (10.9k)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-woodland-trust/

This Natural England Research Report reviews the scientific evidence base relating to carbon storage and sequestration by semi-natural habitats, in relation to their condition and/or management.

In this report, we review the scientific evidence base relating to carbon storage and sequestration by semi-natural habitats, in relation to their condition and/or management. This new report updates and expands previous work by Natural England on ‘Carbon storage by habitat’ published in 2012. We cover terrestrial, coastal and marine habitats, and the freshwater systems that connect them, in order to quantify their relative benefits for carbon management.

https://naturalengland.blog.gov.uk/2021/04/20/natural-england-publishes-major-new-report-on-carbon-storage-and-sequestration-by-habitat/ 

R Gregg, J. L. Elias, I Alonso, I.E. Crosher and P Muto and M.D. Morecroft (2021) Carbon storage and sequestration by habitat: a review of the evidence (second edition) Natural England Research Report NERR094. Natural England, York. 

http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/5419124441481216 

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/naturalengland/videos/133725695430795 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NaturalEngland/status/1385144741331755014 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CN4lwsfn1C_/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6790910686999416833/ 

With the 2021 census just completed, lets look at how Holsworthy appeared in previous censuses. The FreeCEN website gives free access to 1841, 1861 and 1891 censuses of Holsworthy. White's Devonshire Directory from 1850 can fill in some gaps. How would your life look to future historians, if they could only read a few lines every 10 years?

Three traces of past lives, 

  • Jane Meyrick, of independent means
  • John Gimblett, Blacksmith
  • George Downe, Saddler

We work from home

We lived on Lundy for over ten years without owning a car. When we went on holiday we used public transport - the highlight being a three week holiday in Italy. We took the Eurostar to Paris, a sleeper train from Paris to Munich, and then through the Brenner Pass to Verona. We travelled Italy by train staying in Verona, Assisi, Orvieto and Florence.

Since returning to mainland Devon, we are trying to live without a car. We chose to live in Chulmleigh because of the local shops and its public transport links. We buy most of our food from Chulmleigh Bakery, the Old Dairy and the Central in Chulmleigh and get our veg and organic milk delivered by Local Farm Box. There are hourly buses to Exeter and we are close to Eggesford Railway Station for services to Barnstaple or Exeter and beyond.

Working from home gives us more time together as a family. It gives us the flexibility to plan our weeks around the seasons, to grow some food in our garden, to go for walks when the weather is good. These things make us happier and more productive in our work.

On my 52nd birthday, my step-daughter challenged me to learn to ride a bicycle..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtb4eWx-j4I 

With the 2021 census just completed, lets look at how Northam and Appledore appeared in previous censuses. The FreeCEN website gives free access to 1841, 1851, 1861 and 1891 censuses of Northam and Appledore. White's Devonshire Directory from 1850 can fill in some gaps. How would your life look to future historians, if they could only read a few lines every 10 years?

Three traces of past lives, 

  • William Clibbett, Shipbuilder
  • Grace Hamlyn, Baker
  • William Keats, Admiral RN

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