Amongst Ancient Oaks and Ancient Breeds

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

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About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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8 Responses to Amongst Ancient Oaks and Ancient Breeds

  1. What a combination! Beautiful.

  2. Pat says:

    I love those knarly old oaks. I’ve noticed our city is planting some youngish (30 foot) oaks when the old ones come down. That’s a good thing.

  3. Ash says:

    Mike, you do put your feet in some beautiful landscapes! Where are these oaks & what are the breeds? Are the deer also rare?

    • Mike Howe says:

      Dinefwr Park in Carmarthenshire, an historic designed landscape with around 300 trees over 400 years old. The white park cattle can be traced back 1000 years to this estate and were thought to have been introduced by the Romans. The fallow deer herd has been in that deer park for around 300 years, so it’s an amazingly unique place – the lichens on the trees are outstanding and of international importance, it’s a stunning place 🙂

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