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Alex Douglas-Kane shares her experiences and understanding of Discover Nature Awareness

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Black Woodpecker


Back in the early seventies before conservation became a buzz word. While on exercise in Germany late one night we deployed into woodland with our Fire Direction Centre (FDC) which was an armoured fighting vehicle.



In the morning I realised we had parked right next to a tree which was directly under a Black Woodpeckers nest. I went into the command post and asked the officer in charge if we could move so as not to disturb the nest.

Back then as a young gunner to ask such a thing was really unheard of, however the officer in charge came out to take a look and he agreed we were too close, so we moved our vehicle. It’s nice to know that I needed no law to enforce my request, just the right approach.


Saturday, 6 October 2012

Nature can and does have a deep meaningful effect on us…

Linden & Grut (2002). 

Informs us of the ‘Great Prophets’ who in NATURE found “Spiritual renewal… Jesus in the desert, Moses up on the mountain, the Buddha in the forest" 

or an ‘Addict Meeting a Tree’.