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- NOVEMEBER 2012 - 23 ARTICLES DELETED - 3 NEW ARTICLES
to my move to Dorset on 10.11.11, I have decided to
alter and delete most of the articles. They had been
Hampshire related, most were becoming out of date. I
also have decided that I and probably most others, prefer
reading in hard print. Since this website began many
years ago, there are countless other websites that offer
the informtion that was here.
do wish to thank all of the 23 contributors who wrote
an article, some of whom were British and even world
authorities. Unless: I can offer something original,
or my personal opinions and impressions, or an article
is unique, or sensationally written, I will from now
on keep the article portfolio much shorter.
SO, AS BEFORE:
The task of writing on
this site appeared too daunting, but then I considered
a way of saving myself the bother. I would ask my
friends to do the work, each to write on a specialist
subject, and that makes it a unique website anywhere,
and certainly in the UK. Many of these writers are
experts in their subject, some the best in Britain
or the world, whilst others are mere enthusiasts.
The design of this website
is hopefully, unique in its scope, artistic and pleasing
to the eye, a huge website but extremely simple, fast
and informative. When we look closely at nature, or
indeed human nature, we see it is in reality brutal,
cruel, red in tooth and claw, merciless, obeying Darwin's
laws, with few signs of altruism - - but it is also
beautiful. We see the savage side of our world nightly
on 'The News', so I mainly strive to show the wonders
of nature, the colours, the awe. I also try to show
the better side of people, with portraitures or those
on their happiest day.
The use, or non-use
of capitals for species throughout the site is left
to the writers - see www.natureandpictures.co.uk/goosander.htm
The 3 conditions for accepting a wildlife submission
1) The articles were written exclusively for this
site and nowhere else, otherwise it might as well
be reference to a publication or a simple hyperlink.
2) The wildlife articles were all from my friends.
More than encouraging newcomers, more than showing
various organisations to join, this has saved me from
having to work.
3) The submissions had to be short, especially where
there was a suitable hyperlink, and where possible,
pleasing to the eye. For example, there is little
point in over-extolling the unique virtues of the
Clanfield Observatory or the Chichester Planetarium,
they have their own excellent websites, but simply
let people know they are there and give a personal
This site will only be modified a few times a year,
for each season, it is not a diary. If anyone wishes
to submit an article, then they will be welcomed and
appraised. Do not feel troubled if you are unsure
of your writing abilities, with your permission articles
can be edited, or thrown in the bin.
Please feel free to contact me, especially regarding
anything. If you spot errors, let me know, upset me
if you must, but if you know of a good photographic
opportunity, you might even get a reply.
If you want an organisation mentioned, or a commendable
charity to do with the natural world, then it can
only be considered, but I should warn you, I am wide
open to bribes.
All photos are only used
once, so no picture will be the same in any of the
Photo Categories. All are totally wild creatures,
no clipped wings etc.