Signage for volunteer initiatives

Summary This is an argument for a scalable initiative to support volunteers who want to make their neighbourhoods look better. In summary, there should be some high quality, consistent but adaptable branding, to identify volunteer initiatives, and support communications with and about them. The initiative would be owned by a professional managed organisation, ideally operating… Continue reading Signage for volunteer initiatives

Fungi & climate change

(This post may seem a bit rambling, but the overall theme is the joy of learning.)

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Astana waste ground flora

Maybe just because I’d never been in Central Asia before, I was amazed at the bio-diversity of some waste ground between our flat and the major road nearby in Astana.  I’ve had a go at identifying the genera at least, but I’m not up to this for most of the grasses. Was this recently turned… Continue reading Astana waste ground flora

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Charyn canyon geology

To help make sense of the geology, the best source I can find on line is this Geology of Charyn Canyon / Dolina Zamkov area, Kazakhstan and also this series of diagrams illustrating the geological history by the same author, Dr. Stefan Lang Geologic history of Charyn Canyon which include links to some more photos.  From… Continue reading Charyn canyon geology

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Charyn canyon flora

I’ve never been in a place like the Charyn Canyon before, and all the flora was new to me.  I think I know the genus for some, but that’s about all.  I avoided the plants near the campsite, since these were obvious introduced, but I suspect some others are as well – one looks like a… Continue reading Charyn canyon flora

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