Avocadoes have had a great growing year. The garden is rushing towards (hopefully) cooler weather. Or is it?
Below, my first effort at making guava and tamarillo jam. Tastes good but hasn’t set as I hoped.
Found the tea towel in a charity shop, still as true today as when it was printed in the ultra nasty years of the Joh Bjelke-Petersen years.
The New Wild
Author….. Fred Pearce….. Publisher Icon Books (2015) ISBN9781848318342 Description … Why invasive species will be nature’s salvation
Veteran environmental journalist Fred Pearce used to think of invasive species as evil interlopers spoiling pristine ‘natural’ ecosystems. Most conservationists would agree. But what if traditional ecology is wrong, and true environmentalists should be applauding the invaders? In The New Wild, Pearce goes on a journey to rediscover what conservation should really be about. He explores ecosystems from Pacific islands to the Australian outback to the Thames estuary, digs into the questionable costs of invader species, and reveals the outdated intellectual sources of our ideas about the balance of nature. Keeping out alien species looks increasingly flawed. The new ecologists looking afresh at how species interact in the wild believe we should celebrate the dynamism of alien species and the novel ecosystems they create. In an era of climate change and widespread ecological damage, we must find ways to help nature regenerate. Embracing the ‘new wild’ is our best chance.