Wild Boars Forest of Dean Gloucestershire England

 

 

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Wild Boar Forest of Dean

 

If you go into the forest what will you see?

How do you feel when you sense the forest’s miasma, with its boggy swamps between its brooding dark trees, holding back the light?

Here is a refuge for wild boars.

Can you see their tracks in the dark hidden places?

 

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Wild Boar Tracks Forest of Dean Gloucestershire England

 

Babbling brooks, hidden lakes and boggy swamps are their playgrounds.

What other creatures live here?

Frogs and toads.

Hooting owls, long-tailed tits.

 

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Visitor in the Forest of Dean Searching For Wild Boars

 

As Greta Thunberg, the cult environmental teenage hero sails into the United Nations conference in Spain, we are yomping into the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire, England.

Here is a magnificent outdoor playground.

What histories does it hide?

Who toiled laboured here? Where are they now?

Where have the mines, quarries, and furnaces gone?

 

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Deer Tracks In The Forest of Dean

 

What goes on during the witching hour in this mysterious dark place?

What eyes are watching you?

Which silent creatures lurk here?

Whose ears are listening for your approach?

 

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Wild Boar Guide Forest of Dean Gloucestershire And Lydney Cricket Club Legend

 

Is your wind-blown scent alerting them?

Are the frogs and toads, screeching owls, and grunting boars, tormented by goblins, dwarfs, and faeries in the glooming?

Or is it the wild boars scavenging with sure-footed deer running from danger?

 

Wild Boar Video

Here is an experimental video edited in FCPX with audio mixed in Logic Pro. 

 

 

 

 

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The Sheditor In The Forest of Dean Gloucestershire

 

 

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Universal Credit The British Social Underclass By Gary Knapton A Manchester Writer

 

 

Gary Knapton Manchester Writer Universal Credit Advice Support

 

 

 

Here is a Manchester writer advocating positive action to address the Kafkaesque deep state machinations against the sick, poor, disabled, single parents, the unemployed, and their children. The narrative captures the Zeitgeist in reflecting the findings of authoritative reports.

 

From Under A Cloud At Heartbreak Hill  - A social media book telling the truth about the Universal Credit crisis,

 

 

 

 

Surviving Universal Credit | Check out Gary Knapton's Book

https://heartbreakhill.home.blog/author/garyknapton/

Articles and videos featuring From Under A Cloud On Heartbreak Hill:

https://www.communicationuk.com/universal-credit-on-heartbreak-hill-gary-knapton.html

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Good Food Guide - Tomatoes

 

 

Tomatoes salad

 

Did you know that tomatoes are part of the deadly nightshade family?

The Spanish brought them to Europe from South America in the sixteenth century.

 

 

Sliced-tomatoe

 

Like belladonna and deadly nightshade, the vegetable leaves and roots are poisonous.

Used first as an ornamental plant. It took until the twentieth century before being widely used as a food source. 

 

Ripe-tomatoes

 

Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C and are an essential ingredient for many recipes.

There are French claims that tomatoes, pomme d’amour (love apple), is an aphrodisiac.

 

 

 

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Nick Lily Principal Bendrigg Trust Cumbria Introducing Acorn House


Outdoor Education

The Principal of Bendrigg Lodge delivers a voice over for a walk throw video on the centre's new accessible accommodation.

Outdoor adventure activities are a fundamental part of child development. 

What sort of life would it be without:

  1. Adventure

  2. Experiencing engaging, direct, and active experiences

  3. Developing interpersonal social skills

  4. Participating in outdoor activities that involve a challenge

  5. Safely managing risks with secure, controlled activities

  6. Being educated in outdoor natural settings

  7. Overcoming anxieties

  8. Considering the decision-making process

  9. Reviewing emotional, physical, and leadership skills.

The aim is for young people to make well-informed actions within the context of the outdoor centre’s activities.

By reviewing all the essential information, careful, and well-informed decisions are made to successfully tackle challenges.

 

 

A 360 video of Acorn House delivers another perspective:

 

Nikon 360 Video | Birds Eye & Elevated View | Inside Acorn House | Bendrigg Trust from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

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Nick Lily Principal Bendrigg Trust Fundraising  

 

The Bendrigg Ball charity event raised money for new fully accessible accommodation for young people with disabilities.

 

 

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Davits a metaphor for life

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Davit a device for suspending or lowering a yacht tender

Piloting the hidden pools in the upper lochs in the islands and the West Coast of Scotland is great fun.

Davits are about easy handling and launching of a boat’s tender for enhancing a greater range of sailing adventures.  

 

Using davits as a metaphor for life, can you think of other activities, apps or devices that may make your work and habitual routines a lot easier?

Getting to your destination is dependent on well-maintained equipment and skilled seamanship. Submerged rocks, swirling currents, wind, and waves will influence progress. 

What factors may impact upon the delivery of your plans? 

How do you reach your goals and destiny?

Covering three hundred and eighty miles the yacht, White Eagle, called into:

Loch Spelve, Tarbet and the Pool, Port Ellen, Tinker's Hole, Bunessan, Iona, Fingal’s Cave Staffa, Tobermory, Muck, Loch Moidart, Plockton, Mallaig, Canna, Soay, Loch Scavaig, Rum, Eigg, Tobermory, Loch Aline and Oban.

 

The Hallberg-Rassy 36 used its tender to explore these scenic jewels in blistering hot weather.  The dinghy allowed the crew to have great fun.

Accessing and reaching the most incredible places was easy. By enhancing the voyage through the use of the tender, we experienced a much wider range of exciting opportunities.

 

Without the highly functional davits, it would be hard work launching and retrieving the tender. Un-tie two lines to lower or raise.  Easy.  The process is quick compared to the labour-intensive alternatives.

You see the amazing shimmering Moidart castle at the head of the loch.  In a locker, tied on deck, the tender is a burden. It has to be inflated, laboriously launched over the side and kitted out.

 

How does it feel?

What makes repetitive activities easier?

Do you waste your time and efforts on faffing?

 

What aides, devices, modifications, changes in routine or habits will make your life and work easier?

Davits or laborious struggles?

I am part of the anti-faffing, can-do crew.

And you?

 

 

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Sense of Agency and the Environment

 

Action and commitment from local people who care about their environment and others improves the quality of life.

What positive actions and commitments can individuals take to help them self and others?

Is it possible to overcome the restrictions of families, local communities, or the culture of the wider society?

 

 

 

Do you think and care?

What environmental space influences you?

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/07/carpe-diem-in-snapewood.html

The Lancaster Green Party campaigned to save land from property developers:

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/02/save-freemans-wood.html

Neighbourhood tidying project:

http://www.communicationuk.com/2015/02/green-party-project-the-ashton-road-lancaster-a-safer-environment.html

Cabus Parish Council plant bulbs to make the environment more appealing:

 

 

Cabus Parish Council A6 Daffodil Bulb Planting Project from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Can you make positive things happen?

Or, are you restricted by circumstances?

How can you improve the quality of life and the environment?

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Hydrologic Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

Geography Video Hydrologic Water Cycle from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Oceans, lakes, and rivers cover over 70% of the earth’s surface.

Evaporation moves water from the surface into the air as vapour. Clouds may form.

 

 

Hydrological Cycle Introduction from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

Rain and snow carry water back to the surface.

The process is called the hydrological or water cycle. Use your words to define and describe this.

 

 

Brisbane River The Hydrological - Water Cycle Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

How and where people live is determined by their water supply.

Assess a globe and a world map to consider the implications.

 

 

Hydrologic Water Cycle River Wey Geography Video from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Explain how lack of water for home, industry, and farming is an important issue.

Evaluate sustainability and the management of water supplies to communities may create tensions.

 

 

Geography Video Water Sustainability from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

 

 

Eddy Jackson | Shreditor | 54° North Journal Video Bibliothèque


Water Cycle Geography Videos

 

 

Water Cycle

The hydrolic cycle describes the circulation of the planet’s water. Temperature and weather conditions influence whether water is gas, liquid, or frozen.

Oceans, rivers, lakes, and the atmosphere influence the movement of water.

Can you think why, where, and when this occurs?

What happens?

Recycling Water

Earth has been recycling liquid water, as solid ice, or as a gas vapour for billions of years.

When you drink a glass of water, think who may have tasted it before you.

A polar bear, a brontosaurus, a Viking, farm animals, or an ancient city dweller?

 



 

Evaporation and Condensation

The changing state of water is due to evaporation from the oceans into an invisible vapour. Clouds hold this and condensation produces liquid rain or snow.

Think about this process and trace the weather patterns that cause it.

 

The Hydrolic Cycle

Run-off rainwater may return into rivers by flowing into the oceans. The water in hydrolic cycle is part of a never ending pattern.

Make a picture, diagram, or collect images of the water cycle.

 

Your Local Water Cycle

Using your location, map out, make a chart of your local water cycle.

What factors may influence the water supply?

 

Glaciers and Snowfields

Glaciers and snowfields trap and contain freshwater in it frozen state. Snow and ice trap most of Earth’s freshwater.

12% of the earth is ice today. Thousands a years ago, it was a third of the planet.

Check out and contrast the changing nature of the frozen planet over time.

 

Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

 


Water cycle glacier river

 

Sea Level Rises 

Melting ice caps and glaciers cause sea levels to rise. What is the impact for communities around the world?

 

Key Words

What do these geography words mean?

Evaporation

Condensation

Precipitation

Collection

Moisture cycle

Hydrologic cycle

Hydrosphere

Transpiration

Summary Water Cycle

The movement of water is a dynamic process. It involves changes in different physical states.

 

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Dirty Glaciers - A Ground Level Video

 

South Island, New Zealand

 

Glaciers and The Anthropocene from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

Glaciers and The Anthropocene from Eddy Jackson on Vimeo.

Filming glaciers on a cold, windy spring day near Mount Cook, illustrated the powerful impact of nature’s attrition. South Island, NZ, and its rugged environment is the outcome of these awesome physical forces.

The story also relates to global warming and the shrinking of the earth’s heritage of ice and snow.

Over time, research indicates climate changes and significant variations. Glaciers are the product of climate. Right now in the age of the Anthropocene, snow, ice and glaciers are in retreat.

The video shows glacial areas that could not be filmed fifty years ago. Near the peaks, snow still accumulates to produce panoramic white expanses. However, lower down on the glacier, the melting water shows the outcome of the temperature rising.

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Nikon 200mm Macro Lens Photography English Country Garden

 

A hot summers day in an English country garden created lots of opportunities for a photoshoot with a Nikon Micro-Nikkor Macro lens, the famous 200 mm - F/4.0 - Nikon F .

 

 

Garden-butterfly-enivironmental-education 

 

 

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