Author Archives: Mike Howe

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.

Perfect bluebell circle

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Atlantic Storm on the Pembrokeshire Coast

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

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Next 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 … Continue reading

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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

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 … Continue reading

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Beautiful blanket bog in Cwmfynnon

Coming 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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Where the sea used to be and now is again…

The National Trust, for whom I work, took the brave decision to allow the sea to re-claim farmland which was annexed by a sea wall in the 1600’s.  In a very short space of time a complex ecosystem has emerged … Continue reading

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Plaça Sant Felip Neri.

Originally posted on Sam Howe:
I recently went on Nick Lloyd‘s Spanish Civil War tour through Barcelona. It was very interesting and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona. Nick took us to Plaça Sant Felip Neri, and the story…

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