Walking the Snowdon Horseshoe: Crib Goch to Y Lliwedd

The national Park of Snowdonia lies in the northernmost corner of Wales. It separates the Isle of Anglesey, lying off the north west coast, from the rest of the British Isles with deep glacial valleys and the highest peaks in the United Kingdom outside of the Scottish Highlands. One such peak, distinctively pyramidal in appearanceContinue reading “Walking the Snowdon Horseshoe: Crib Goch to Y Lliwedd”

Plants & Particles – The mystery behind photosynthesis

Plants are all around us. They grow and thrive, all without apparently moving from their primary position in the soil (apart from banana plants that “walk” along). So how do they do this without getting around to look for food like us? Their trick is to let their food come to them, or flow overContinue reading “Plants & Particles – The mystery behind photosynthesis”

Is There Any Truth In Ents?

“My name is growing all the time, and I’ve lived a very, very long time, so my name is like a story.” – Treebeard; from The LOTR In J.R.R.Tolkiens’ Lord of the Rings, there are long-lived shepherds of the forest that look over and protect their ancient ecosystem. Wise in their extreme age and notContinue reading “Is There Any Truth In Ents?”