Saturday, January 13, 2007

Where It All Starts

I read that the UK has some 270,000 hectares (27,000,000 square metres) of private residential garden. I want to know what's living in mine (seen in the photo, right).

As I imagine is the case for many people, I'm concerned by the wearying litany of gloomy ecological statistics I read in the press. This being a blog however, it's perhaps worth clarifying at the outset that I'm not setting out with any particular 'eco-manifesto'. My motivation here is simply one of good old-fashioned scientific curiosity: I want know what's living in my garden, because I want to know!

A second point to mention is that I have no training or professional connection with natural history (botany, biology, geology etc.). I suspect this is going to cause me problems. Oh well, here goes...

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R2K said...

Brilliant.