Monday, 25 May 2015

10 environmental petitions to sign in May...

A complete ban on snares simply HAS to take place, please consider signing the petition to increase the voice...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/449/300/986/ban-outlaw-all-snare-traps-in-the-uk/?cid=FB_TAF

Strengthen this petition to help defend nature laws across Europe...
https://www.foe.co.uk/page/defend-natures-laws

Put an end to the most cowardly activity on the planet...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/779/645/498/demand-an-end-to-trophy-hunting-wild-animals/

And again...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/929/929/857/stop-trophy-hunting-giraffes/

Time to stick a harpoon in an outdated tradition...
https://www.change.org/p/norway-has-to-stop-whaling

As Ricky Gervais quotes "The only way fox hunting can be classed as vermin control is if the t**** fall off their horse and break their necks" 300,000 votes, help it get to half a million!
https://www.change.org/p/david-cameron-keep-the-ban-on-fox-hunting

Its more the politics, money and ignorance which turns me against this outdated past time. Another petition to sign to prevent the so-called dog lovers from plaguing the countryside...
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/do-not-repeal-the-fox-hunting-ban

Stop the spread of bee killing pesticides...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/344/628/659/

Ask your MP to vote against fox hunting...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/310/616/683/

Ask Delta airlines to stop their involvement in the trophy hunting trade...
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/847/140/972/tell-delta-airlines-to-stop-shipping-endangered-animal-hunting-trophies/

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 4 May 2015

Sharing nature...

I have managed to capture most of my memorable wild moments on camera in the last fortnight so here is a photo compilation with captions included...
 
A male Northern Viper coiled up in the ling and bell heather on the Island of Mull.
The king! - A gronking raven calling from a pronounced hummock, fertilized through generations of birds using it as a prime vantage point. West Morverns classic basaltic layered landscape in the backdrop.
Stunning altocumulus castellanus clouds hanging over the Ardnamurchan peninsula...
Sand Martin feeding on the wing around Loch na Keal. I could watch these birds for hours, truly wonderful...
While we were waiting for our venison burger from Loch na Keal Meals we observed a number of common gulls copulating.
Richie Rich out filming sand martins, common sandpipers and common gulls on Loch Na Keal. Ben More showing its snow capped peak in the back drop.
Peacock feeding on primroses.
Unbelievable! - Rachel and I discovered a dead heron near Quinish and ever since I heard about their grooming claw I wanted to see one up close! They have a comb structure on their middle claw which they use to groom their plumage, to remove greasy prey remains. Herons also have a patch of feathers on their breasts called 'powder down' The feathers brake into a powdery substance which the birds use to smear over their plumage to soak up any moisture. They use the grooming claw to maximize this strategy.
Garden tiger moth caterpillar..beautiful
Oil Beetle discovered near Loch Torr, thanks to Rachel for the ID
Cock Whinchat north of Loch Frisa.
Thanks for looking :)