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.

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 … Continue reading

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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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