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Spring into local campaign

Spring into local campaign


Spring Into Local is a campaign to encourage people to avoid shopping at  supermarkets for the first week of spring - starting on Saturday 23rd March - and instead use LOCAL independent shops and suppliers.

Tweet_Bus is going on a month long tour of Cornwall's towns to promote the Spring Into Local campaign - visiting local shops and suppliers, distributing posters and promoting small businesses. 

Vist Tweet Bus for more info and find out how you can help support.

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Call of the Wild Weekend Workshop Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2013 Cornwall

Call of the Wild Weekend Workshop 

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March 2013 Cornwall

Healing and Communication

with Elizabeth Whiter MHAO, IIZ, MNFSH


It gives me great pleasure to present this weekend workshop of animal healing and communication with birds of prey and companion animals at a beautiful rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary run by Sharon and Phil Bindon on the Devon-Cornwall border. Please visit to see the video of the wonderful time we all had last year at the Call of the Wild Workshop.


* I will be showing you various ways of healing animals from hands on to distant healing, connecting and telepathically linking with all sentient beings and developing your natural ability to communicate with all life. The power of meditation and being in the moment and applying creative visualisation skills to remain focused and grounded is vital for animal communication. On the Saturday we will be working with eagles, owls and birds of prey: Giving healing, handling them and observing them flying freely. You have an opportunity to practice the communication skills you have learnt during the day with these amazing birds. Wewill be learning basic wildlife husbandry skills and how to support the vital balance of nurturingnature. On the Sunday we will be honing our animal communication and healing skills with ourcanine and feline friends.There will be plenty of hands-on work over the two days. Birds of Prey we will be working with include:

* Russian Steppe Eagle     * Barn Owls      * Asian Wood Owl     * Ferruginous

Hawks     *Harris Hawks     * Turkmenian Eagle Owl      * Eurasian Eagle Owl    

* African Spotted Eagle Owl     * Peregrine Falcon     * Peregrine/Saker Falcon    

*Kestrel     * Sparrowhawk     * Tawny Owls      * Buzzard

The birds reside on a lovely 200 acre farm and are able to fly freely most days. Whilst most birds of prey are necessarily kept captive Phil and Sharon believe these magnificent birds needthe freedom to express them selves and lead a full life: roosting and resting at the sanctuarycombined with the freedom to hunt for their own food and stretch their wings out in theCornish air. It is a magnificent sight to see any of these birds taking flight and coming home to roost on your glove.


Cutkive Wood - Last Minute Special Offer Summer Holidays

Cutkive Wood Holiday Lodges





So a 2 bedroom Lodge (sleeps 4) is now £500

And a 3 bedroom Lodge (sleeps 6) is just £620

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She's Alive... Beautiful... Finite... Hurting... Worth Dying for.

This is a non-commercial attempt from to highlight the fact that world leaders, irresponsible corporates and mindless 'consumers' are combining to destroy life on earth. It is dedicated to all who died fighting for the planet and those whose lives are on the line today. The cut was put together by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network (

Penny Farthing Post

Simply Green Cornwall caught up with Graham Eccles at the weekend, he set up his own Postal service around the  Bude area, in response to the high cost of Royal Mail Postage stamps. Find Penny Farthing Post on facebook here

Penny Farthing Post


Penny Farthing Post

Newquay Sea Safaris Seal Survey

Seal Survey Cornwall

What a fantastic day we had during the Seal Survey today. Seals, Common Dolphins, Gannets, Razorbills, Guilliemots and our first Sunfish of the season all spotted from on board "Atlantic Diver" with the best crew of Wildlife Surveyors...MORE PHOTOS AND FULL STORY

Open Farm Sunday Cornwall

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday Hundreds of farmers across the UK open up their farm for one Sunday each year. An opportunity for everyone, young and old, to discover at first hand what it means to be a farmer.


Open Farms in Cornwall 

Fruit and Veg in season June

New Potatoes

Aubergine, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, courgettes, fennel, lettuces, mangetout
new potatoes, onions, peas, radishes, rhubarb, rocket, runner beans, spinach
spring onions, turnips, watercress

Cherries, gooseberries, strawberries


wild rose

Common Comfrey, Common Mallow,  Elderflower, Fairy-ring Champignon, Good King Henry, Goosegrass, Ground Elder, Hop Shoots, Horseradish, Milk Thistle, Nettle, Rock Samphire, Sea Beet, Shaggy Ink Cap, Silverweed, Sweet Cicely,  Wild Chicory, Wild Fennel, Wild Mint, Wild Rocket Leaves, Wild Rose Flower, Wild Thyme, Yarrow

Newquay Sea Safaris Risso's Dolphin Live Stranding! Rescue

Risso's Dolphin Stranding Rescue

A Beautiful male Risso's Dolphin Stranded today on Perranporth Beach...kind members of the public called British Divers Marine Life Rescue hotline..01825 765 546 and were adviseed how to care for it whilst they waited for Marine Mammal Medics to arrive!

Medics arrived fast and furious until a crack team were supporting the Dolphin and administering Cetacean First Aid whilst staff from the Watering Hole ( especially Chris who was amazing at providing digger buckets of water to keep the dolphins skin wet) also chipped in.



Wildlife around Newquay coastline


grey seals


boat trip

 Photos taken on a sea safari aboard the Atlantic Diver


Dolphins photo taken a few days before by Newquay Sea Safaris, more dolphin photos here