Co-production of knowledge with non-humans from Hollywood

Image above: We have a couple of pairs of pigeons at Hollywood, living and cooing away quite happily amongst the conifers. They love the rowan berries from a few rowan trees we planted on the edge of Hollywood some years ago and have successfully spread rowan and beech seeds from further afield through the forest.…Read more Co-production of knowledge with non-humans from Hollywood

Green Sod Ireland Wild-Awake Walk for Earth Day 2014 near Blackstairs Mtns and Hollywood

Green Sod Ireland Wild-Awake Walk for Earth Day 2014 near Blackstair Mtns Co. Carlow and the smallest Close-to-Nature forest, Hollywood -with Mary White of BlackstairsEcotrails.ie and Cathy Fitzgerald ecoartfilm.com

An eco eye on Ireland’s forests with Duncan Stewart

By chance, on the way to a great conference last week I happened to meet Duncan Stewart - we were both taking public transport. Duncan is perhaps one of Ireland's best known TV personalities, an award-winning architect, he hosts Ireland's only environmental programme "EcoEye". In fact, with the woeful reporting on environmental concerns in Ireland…Read more An eco eye on Ireland’s forests with Duncan Stewart

Eradicating Ecocide in Ireland – send letter to Phil Hogan now

Ecocide law campaigner Polly Higgins came to Belfast, N. Ireland on 11 Feb 2014. Cathy Fitzgerald details her talk, how the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland and Friends of the Earth are bringing the urgent necessity of an international law for Ecocide for all our futures, to growing audiences across Ireland and N. Ireland

Mother trees – the earths’s networks for resilience

It being Mother's day here in Ireland, it seems appropriate to post this video. University of British Columbia professor of forest mycology, Suzanne Simard, leads us through the forest to investigate forest underground communities (her research, some of which you can find online is fascinating, particularly if you are managing a forest employing selective harvesting…Read more Mother trees – the earths’s networks for resilience

more ash night shots – fire and opera

Over the last week or so, with an unusual spell of dry weather, I've been taking more night shots of my young Ash trees. The other night, after coming home late from a meeting, when driving into our small forest I noticed our mountain was on fire.  Its the time of year that local farmers…Read more more ash night shots – fire and opera