Monthly Archives: October 2015

Time to remember and celebrate the life and work of a pioneering ecologist…..

A Life in Ecology: Time to remember and celebrate the life and work of a pioneering ecologist….Oliver Gilbert. Dr Oliver Gilbert passed away around ten years ago, in May 2005. In an obituary in The Independent, Peter Marren described how … Continue reading

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Who Needs Trees??!

Who Needs Trees??! The video of my Sheffield SHED talk is on: Please network and circulate this. Cheers.   Ian

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Smithy Wood in the news – in France!

Smithy Wood in the news – in France! Back in the summer I was involved with Mel Jones in a TV programme taking the Smithy Wood controversy to a French audience. Enjoy!! Smithy Wood French Television documentary: http://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-magazine/france-3/avenue-de-l-europe/video-avenue-de-l-europe-royaume-uni-monnaie-verte_1139643.html You can … Continue reading

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False Widow Spider alert!

False Widow Spider alert!   It is autumn and time for the spider stories to emerge from cracks in darkened floorboards ….The False Widow Spider is back in the news and it is undoubtedly spreading northwards. One of the few … Continue reading

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Update on SORT from Deepa & new Sheffield campaign group – citywide

Update on SORT & news on a new Sheffield-wide campaign group [STAG] – adapted from notes circulated by DEEPA of the Rustlings Road group A lot has happened recently, so this is a jam packed update. The campaign continues to … Continue reading

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Time to celebrate tree stories…..with a unique exhibition

  Time to Celebrate Tree Stories…..with a unique exhibition Initials and heart carved into a tree at Honiton in Devon photographed by Ian Rotherham I do a lot of work on ancient trees and with organisations like the Ancient Tree … Continue reading

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Tree Stories: The history & mystery of carved & worked trees & tree graffiti

Tree Stories: The history & mystery of carved & worked trees & tree graffiti Overlooked and oft-forgotten, carvings on trees and tree bark are a fascinating part of human cultural history. They go back in time to prehistoric times and … Continue reading

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