# Gaia

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

– Dr Seuss The Lorax


Transmogrified Lepidopterans

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.” – Rabindranath Tagore I love butterflies and moths.  The intricate patterns that they have evolved to have and the delicate way they flutter about intrigues me.  Given that where I live can get quite harsh weather it is always a delight to see them in my garden (now I have one) and if there is a butterfly house in the vicinity it’s guaranteed a visit.  I just wish I was better at identifying them! Now I am going to get the chance to practice and help assess the state of […]


The Galápagos Islands islands are just amazing, the plants, the animals and the people.  The human inhabitants are protesting against recent law changes pushed through by the Ecuadorian President which they believe will have serious deleterious effects on the unique habitat(s) of the archipelago: Sign the petition to help this community and the unique and important environment they live in, To further support the protection of the archipelago please consider donating to the Charles Darwin Foundation or Galapagos Conservation Trust. We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment. – Margaret Mead  

Don’t go digging there

I said that if an alien came to visit, I’d be embarrassed to tell them that we fight wars to pull fossil fuels out of the ground to run our transportation. They’d be like, ‘What?’ ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson It has been said before in other times and places, but it’s worth saying again.  Humans, Homo sapiens as a species, is ridiculously and absolutely self-destructive.  As part of the Earth’s systems (check out the Gaia Hypothesis) we have become practically parasitic.  Whilst our advances in health care mean that we should all be able to live longer and enjoy the planet […]