Enviro-Mentalist

An Ordinary Person’s Views on Living With Minimal Environmental Impact

  1. A good year for fungi? – Continued

    Written by .

    So is it a good year for fungi – to be honest I am not sure. We certainly found quite a few different types in Gamlingay Wood (don’t ask me to name them – I am assured that a list will be forthcoming), but apparently, although it has been quite damp – good for fungi, […]

    No comments.

  2. A good year for fungi?

    Written by .

    At the end of the week I am due to go on my final wildlife training workshop. This time it is fungi. After looking for birds on a wet and windy day in May when it was difficult to hear yourself, let alone any nearby birds, learning to identify flowers in one of the wettest […]

    No comments.

  3. Commuting – why would anyone want to?

    Written by .

    When I first started work a combination of minimum opportunities and the job of my other half meant that I commuted for over an hour each way (this didn’t include the time spent in a petrol station or taking my car for a service every few months). We then made the decision to move to […]

    No comments.

  4. A good day’s birdwatching.

    Written by .

    After my early attempts at digiscoping proved futile I thought that I would cheer myself up by having a walk over to the country park. This is my first autumn with my scope, so I am looking forward to seeing all the birds that thought they could hide from me when I only had a […]

    No comments.

  5. Digiscoping – foiled again

    Written by .

    I have an obsession with being able to gain a level of proficiency digiscoping. I have the scope, I have a camera (albeit an old one) and the appropriate attachment, all I need are the subjects. After having experienced a birdy bonanza in the garden yesterday I got up bright and reasonably early for a […]

    No comments.

  6. Autumn Tidy Up

    Written by .

    I decided that as I am on holiday this week, and have been particularly stressed at work for the last couple of weeks, I should take the opportunity to do something useful and therapeutic. So, I decided to tidy up the back garden, get rid of the courgette plant that seemed to have become home […]

    No comments.

  7. More Environmentally Friendly Transport?

    Written by .

    At the end of September Daventry played host to a showcase for what some would consider to be the next generation of transport. This was featured in the National Press and on the National News (briefly). As this was heralded in the local press for several weeks before, it was with a small amount of […]

    No comments.