This week the People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has released its tenth edition of their annual report on the state of Britain’s mammals. This also coincides a milestone of a million being raised by the Trust itself over the decade. The report that was done in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford which has looked into the welfare of the mammals and if previous set targets have been reached. The report shows that four of the mammals placed on the danger list in the mid 1990’s, otters, water voles, pipistrelles and greater horseshoe bat have achieved and exceeded their targets. However some species are still declining. These include red squirrels, Scottish wildcats, mountain hares, harvest mice, hazel dormice and in rural areas, hedgehogs. The report also looks at invasive species, diseases, reintroduction, and environmental management skills. Jill Nelson, CEO of PTES comments: “Whilst we are celebrating the £1million that has benefited endangered British mammals such as the hazel dormouse and water vole, we cannot be complacent about the ongoing threats to our wildlife. At PTES, we hope to bring about positive change for our threatened wildlife and natural environment, but this year’s retrospective edition of the State of Britain’s Mammals highlights that there is still more that we can do in the future to help.” Sometimes I wonder if we are so concerned about the animals of other country that we forgot about our own. Lets not let this beautiful creatures disappear.
For more information use the following link: http://www.ptes.org/index.php?news=157
I have just been informed of a Facebook group that is mocking the miners who lost their lives in the SwanseaValley mines. It’s basically says that their deserve it because they were Welsh. I’m not only insulted by this because I’m Welsh but because I’m a human being and no death should be mocked just on the nationality of the victims.
I have seen the latest rom-com offering advertisement and it’s plot is a woman goes back through here exs to discover who was her best ex. I will guess that the film will end with her then dating that ex and living happily ever after. Now we all have that ex that we regret losing but most exs are exs for a reason and chasing after them is just insanity.
As you know I’ve been single for over a year and half and has not had any intimacy for nearly two years and therefore I’m feeling a bit forget. The problem with waiting to be “found” is that you are not necessary picked by the person that “deserves” you. My heart has for over several years partially belonged to another and although I sometime think he feels the same, deep down I’m being played for fool when it comes to him. Although he has been my muse when it came to my poetry and that is a postitive thing. The only other person I felt could save me has already been saved by someone else. This does not mean that no attention has been shown to me, that is not true. However, I feel that they could damage me more and I will have to try to be happy living lost until the “right” person finds me.
Mabon is the second harvest and the Autumn equinox. This is a time of balance and a moment is taken to celebrate the oncoming darkness. We also give thanks to the departing sunlight as it has fed our crops. The Druids called this time Mea’n Fo’mhair and they honour the Green Man, the Forest God and gave libation to the trees. This can include cider, wines and herbs. Wiccans celebrate the changes of the Mother to Crone, and the God as he prepares for death and re-birth.
The Second Harvest Festival, Wine Harvest, Feast of Avalon, Equinozio di Autunno (Strega), Alben Elfed (Caledonii), or Cornucopia are all other names for this festival. The Teutonic name, Winter Finding, spans a period of time from the Sabbath to Oct. 15th, Winter’s Night, which is the Norse New Year. This is seen as a time to get out your glad-rags and spend time with loved ones in lavish settings as the time winds down to Samhain. It is time to wrap up any loose ends as we head for a time of rest and relaxation. Some of the symbols for this festival is wine, pine cones, acorns, apples, pomegranates, and ivy. My favourite smell at this time is passion-flower, but others include sage and Solomon’s seal.
As the embers of my love for you dies
You reignite it like a phoenix from the fire
I’d forgotten your smiles, your face, and your voice
I’d stopped calling your name in passionate desire.
We were both bound with burdens of our own
We both yearned to be unchained, to be free
Did you secretly want me to release you?
As I secretly hoped you’d release me?
Time drove us apart, shaped our choices
Our burdens changed, rearrange our view
Now we are both care free to smell the roses
And realise the love that we are both due
Will I give in to feelings of fear?
Keep my darkest emotions hidden
Maybe you’ll reveal your darkest emotions
And show me that what I feel is not forbidden