Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

The fox is one of those charismatic species that attracts strong opinions, especially in the countryside, but as they are also increasingly, if not more, visible in urban areas, from people in towns and cities as well. Ecologist Adele Brand, the author of this enjoyable and very readable book, clearly has a great intrigue with … Continue reading Book Review – The Hidden World of the Fox – by Adele Brand

Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger

Writing 339 pages about algae is an impressive feat (including recipes, but excluding bibliography and index). What is even more impressive however is making a subject that might stereotypically be met with groans or raised eyebrows engaging. Algae is fascinating and I knew very little about it before reading this book. I have come to … Continue reading Book Review – Bloom – by Ruth Kassinger

Photo Retouching Tips and Tricks in Different Environments – Guest post by Rebecca Van Ommen

A lot of thinkingcountry readers enjoy taking photographs, especially in the outdoors, so when Rebecca Van Ommen approached me asking to publish the below I thought you might be interested. Ben   There was a time when photography could only be done by professionals who had all the needed tools and spent years mastering the … Continue reading Photo Retouching Tips and Tricks in Different Environments – Guest post by Rebecca Van Ommen

Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt

The autumn and winter is greeted here on the Essex coast with flocks of Dark Bellied Brent Geese, overwintering to escape the harsh realities of their Siberian breeding grounds. The sounds of these majestic birds throng the air and for me are a clear association with my sense of place. I might complain that they … Continue reading Book Review – Wintering – by Stephen Rutt

Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez

When John Dewey, the philosopher and educational reformer said, education is not preparation for life; education is life itself, it emphasized in a way, the underlying fact that education is lifelong. As we spend a predominant part of adult life working to make a living, understanding the difference between plain vanilla work, and purposeful work … Continue reading Learning Innovation from Nature – Guest Post by Sophia Sanchez