High nature farming

My office yesterday amongst the regenerating heather on an @NTWales Farm high up above the Ogwen Valley in Snowdonia #highnaturefarming 

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On a Welsh Mountain Farm

We were looking for new tenants for this gorgeous Welsh mountain farm this week so that they can help us restore the habitats and make more space for nature. I got to spend time looking at the rare plants, which made me forget about the rain.

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Perfect bluebell circle

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Atlantic Storm on the Pembrokeshire Coast

img_0129The Pembrokeshire coast is beautiful in all weathers, especially storms #stormdoris photo:Mike Alexander

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Hefted

img_0122Next phase of our conservation grazing project on the Great Orme, the arrival of a flock of Lakeland Herdwicks which are used to harsh weather, just as well up here. Some plant and butterfly species that only exist in this limestone grassland and nowhere else in the world are relying on them to do a good job. I think they look up to the task.

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Ramsey Island at Twilight

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Once upon a time in the west

I used some acoustic instruments to create a rustic, folksy sound to evoke hard times gone by in the American west

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It’s quite nice in Paxos, Greece at this time of year…

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“Lichens” wins Best Instrumental Album Award

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After several nominations for this and previous albums I actually won! Thank you to everyone at One World Music Radio and everyone who voted for Lichens as Best Instrumental Album 2015. I want to dedicate the award to my friend Andy Meyrick who always said nice things about my music. We miss you and are so sad that you had to leave us, RIP mate.

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Beautiful blanket bog in Cwmfynnon

Blanket bog CwmfynnonComing down off Glyder Fawr (see summit picture below) and into this lovely blanket bog of cotton grass in Cwmfynnon was a very nice way to end an epic walk, and it was all for work, which can’t be bad

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