How have you interacted with nature lately? On my recent Christmas holiday in New Zealand, nature encounters abounded, reminding me of nature’s wonder, power and fragility and how integral to our lives it is. … More Holiday Nature Encounters
With eight months of rain a year, Ranong has fortuitous growing conditions. I decided to try and photograph some of these ‘gardens’ to demonstrate the ways people actively try to incorporate nature into urban living. … More Gardens of Ranong: A Photographic Exploration
Does swimming at the beach, bird watching, camping on a mountain side or going for a bush walk affect our behaviour?
Could there be a connection between climbing trees and the likelihood that someone would consider taking action to reduce their ecological footprint? … More Nature Experiences: Good for the Environment?
Children are spending less time in nature than ever before, becoming more sedentary and not having opportunities to intimately interact with nature. Spending time in nature is important for everyone, especially children. It’s also critical if we want to cultivate ecologically minded citizens who respect nature and understand the necessity for both protecting and enhancing it. … More The Importance of Nature Play
“In nature nothing exists alone” Wrote Rachel Carson in her widely acclaimed 1962 book, which has been attributed by many as sparking the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring chronicled declining bird and insect populations, correlating them with increasing synthetic pesticide use, particularly DDT. Historically used (with huge effect) to control malaria during World War 2, DDT became popular … More What Have We Learnt Since Silent Spring?