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.

East Meets West

The Siberian airmass arrived on the very Western edge of Wales this week, bringing with it snows, ice, and thousands upon thousands of birds we rarely see in such numbers. Redwing, lapwing, fieldfare and golden plover driven to the edge … Continue reading

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Thoughts, deeds, music

Up here, on the roof of Snowdonia, we have restored the blanket bog and protected the largest and deepest area of peat in Wales. Not only is this good for increasingly rare birds such as curlew and hen harrier, but … Continue reading

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More Stories We’ll Never Know The End Of…

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Amazing desert landscape in Arches National Park, Utah

Loved it here, it was absolutely silent, like nowhere else I’ve ever been, stunning

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Beautiful Utah desert

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Beautiful Grand Tetons

Just back from a great road trip around the Mid-West USA. Amazing contrasts in landscapes and weather. The Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming was beautiful, cold (snowing at times), remote, haunting…hiking in the land of the Grizzly Bear and … Continue reading

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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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