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Urban Jungle #2

Flies. Maggots. Nasty.

Except they're not (well, sort of). Without maggots, we'd literally be neck-deep in crap. And there are many flies that are pollinators. Flies like this common greenbottle (Lucilia sericata) that was feeding off of the forget-me-nots (Myosotis sylvatica) whilst flitting about the garden today.

Not only does this fly do a good job of [...]

Urban Jungle #1

I've taken quite a few pics over time of the local flora and fauna (with the occasional not-so-local shot too), in large part thanks to the fact that the wildlife-friendly garden I've created either features or attracts 'em in. I like looking at other people's pics of such things, so I thought why not share [...]

Soap Bodger

Having suddenly realised that lye = sodium hydroxide = caustic soda = drain cleaner (thanks, internets), I decided to have a go at making my own soap using the cold process method. And it turned out to be a piece of piss, albeit a piece of piss that could horribly scar you if you don't [...]

Snug As A Bug In A Bottle

Being a simple chap I'm a big fan of simple ideas, especially if they're free / cheap. They don't get much cheaper or simpler than the lacewing hotel [PDF file] I stumbled across yesterday. I managed to make two in a few minutes this afternoon with stuff that was readily to hand (the only thing [...]

New Kids On The Plot

One of the posters over at the Profane Existence forum was looking for some beginners tips as they set out to grow for the first time in a new plot this year. I came up with a few suggestions and, as an avid recycler, I'll put 'em up here too.

Check out your garden's micro-climate. What's [...]

Soil Not Oil!*

A British animal farmer with a wildlife-friendly farm recently realised just how dependent modern farming is on fossil fuels. She set off to look at the problem and possible solutions, and came up with some surprising information and conclusions. The BBC followed her during her research and produced an eye-opening documentary, 'A Farm For The [...]

Green Your Eats!

Thursday 1st November is World Vegan Day, a chance for vegans globally to show just how positive veganism is. And not just for the animals we don't kill, but also for our own wellbeing and for the health of the planet. In fact, this year the focus will be on the ecological catastrophe that is [...]

21st Century Skipdiving

Recycling usable stuff online with Freecycle

Like many punks and other proles with limited income, I've often been found rummaging through skips to see if there's anything useful to blag. Over the years I've managed to find things that I needed (sometimes quite desperately but which I couldn't afford to buy), often because others were [...]

What A Gas!

If you've been keeping an eye on the media in recent times, you'll have probably noticed yet another round of stories resulting from the latest UN report about global warming and impending ecological catastrophe. Human activity is put in the frame, and quite rightly so. There is now no question that what we do and [...]