Enthuse About Nature
I was at the Birmingham N.E.C yesterday and today – as a member of Press – to report on BBC Gardeners’ World Live (but my focus was on the wild side of it).
I interviewed a number of interesting people (the interviews haven’t all been edited together yet) and in the video below, I have taken a selection of clips from the interviews; showing gardeners – from all walks of life – enthusing about nature:
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“Write a wild poem”
The weather has been inclement again, and I was off to the N.E.C later as a member of Press, to report on BBC Gardeners’ World Live. So I opted to write a wild poem; I was happy there was a break in between showers, because I was able to get out into my partner’s garden to recite my poem.
“Tweet for the wild”
Today I tweeted a link to the video below – which I made last year – about my favourite local patch and why it matters to me:
The poem I mentioned in the video: Ode to a Secret River
“Dance in a downpour”
To the exact day; like last year – I danced in the rain! This time, I changed the lyrics to a popular song to accompany this particular Act of Wildness. 😉
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“Follow a bumblebee”
After work, I decided to go for a nice stroll with a colleague and friend, Sophie. We sauntered around the semi-rural outskirts of Northfield Town Centre (in South Birmingham).
Before we got to the location Sophie had in mind, literally just a few yards from where we work, we noticed beside the path (there is a grass verge) was a patch of Bird’s-foot-Trefoil. I informed Sophie it is also know as Eggs and Bacon. We saw some bees buzzing around it, so we observed and followed them from flower to flower.
I took a short video:
Join a wild group
Today I chose to join a wild group – it isn’t in the list of Acts of Wildness (which I thought it was), but then again I do like to come up with my own activities.
The group I joined is called A Focus On Nature – in short – the group is an organisation that brings young wildlife lovers (aged 16-30 years old) together, thus creating a network for young naturalists. They organise all kinds of events (from social to educational) and offer career support.
It was about time I joined really – I am a relatively young ecologist and wildlife filmmaker etc!
I wonder what I’ll do tomorrow…
“Watch a wild webcam”
Today I was at work 9AM-5PM, so I needed another easy Random Act of Wildness, so I arrived at work with enough time to get breakfast and watch the Springwatch Webcam(s) in the staff canteen.
After I was done watching, I left the channel on, so somebody would find a live-stream of wildlife at work, and would maybe watch, enjoy and become a fan of Springwatch/become more interested in nature, if they’re not already! 😉
After a while, the chicks started emerging from their hidey-hole
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