Despite searching various websites I remain unclear as to what I should do with my old computers? Do I just get Hackney Bulk Waste to collect them or does that risk them going to landfill? I have 3…Continue
We don't celebrate our success enough so here's a place to post anything you think to be a positive achievement for a sustainable Hackney.My openers...EAST MASRH Olympic Coach Park (Er- some…Continue
This was the title of the extraordinary conference I attended at South Bank Uni in early April. Over 2 days speaker after speaker spoke about appalling cases of racism, subversion, dishonesty, criminality and violence by the…Continue
It was wonderful to find my old friend Inonotus dryadeus (also known as Oak Bracket) back in Clissold on Monday. Calling a bracket fungus a friend may seem a bit weird but having not seen this amber beauty for 8 years it was joyous to rediscover it on the same veteran plum tree where it fruited in 2008. Surely knowing an organism as beautiful as this for 8…Continue
I Tweeted (@treeruss) the above photo to advertise yesterday's bee walk and it happens to feature the first bee we saw. This is a male Hairy Yellow-Face bee Hylaeus hylinatus. It's tiny, less than 6mm! Yesterday's male was a bit dozy, presumably due to the cold weather. It soon warmed up in the glass tube I used to show if to the assembled bee…Continue
If you know what you are looking for it's not that hard to demonstrate the vital importance of deadwood in parks.
10 minutes at a horse chestnut stump in CLissold Park this afternoon revealled 2 new nationally scarce species for the park: