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Wild Wonders – November 2020

Wild Wonders – November 2020

Ancient woodland is an ecosystem – and recent research has shown that trees live and thrive in communities. They are able to communicate through a variety of methods; now nicely called the wood wide web, and there is growing evidence that they can contact each other above and below ground. The chemical and electric ...

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Wild Wonders – October 2020

Wild Wonders – October 2020

Tree Photo courtesy of Andy Bamford The French philosopher, Rene Descartes (1596-1650) believed that animals were automata. Just fleshy robots with all actions pre-ordained. He wasn’t even convinced that they felt pain. He spent a great deal of his life indoors, and in cold weather he did his cogitating huddled by ...

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Wild Wonders – September 2020

Wild Wonders – September 2020

Relationships With Nature - By Miki Marks Anthropologists call them ‘The Creation Myths’ – the stories that all peoples tell themselves about who they are and their relationship with the natural world. Not all the narratives are like Genesis, which tells us that we have ‘dominion’ over the whole of creation – ...

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What has Cranleigh In Bloom done this year?

What has Cranleigh In Bloom done this year?

Despite the cancellation of the regional South & South East in Bloom Awards this year, the Cranleigh in Bloom team remained as active as possible during the lockdown, working hard to keep the village looking up to its usual high standard. The Cranleigh in Bloom team has now submitted a portfolio to South & ...

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Wild Wonders

Wild Wonders

Are you feeling weedy? My grandmother would ask this if she thought I looked wane and feeble. An odd expression, as in my experience weeds don’t tend to suffer from feebleness. They are just waiting to colonise any space that might offer an opportunity. A crack in the pavement, a gutter, the fork of a tree – all can ...

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