First International Forest Day

argylesock says… Today (21st March) is the International Day of Forests. We’re all invited to tell about our local forests. Here in Britain, we’re about to enter the season in which bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta and its naturalised relatives H.hispanica and H. italica) carpet many of our woods – an indication of ancient woodland, and so very beautiful. Last week I invited Visit Woods to add my local bluebell wood to their guide to Walks in Bluebell Woods and they agreed 🙂 I’m not going to name the particular wood here, but if you’re in Britain, I hope you’ll admire your local bluebells a few weeks from now.

The Hollywood Forest Story : An EcoSocial Art Practice | Co. Carlow Ireland

“Making films is the contemporary art form really, essentially you can put across a lot of facts about anything but its how you ‘move’ people that matters, how you tell stories. That’s what ultimately matters. Someone I heard recently said ‘what we think leads to conclusions, what we feel leads to actions’ – Oscar winning filmmaker Nick Park, the magician behind Wallace and Gromit announcing UN global short film contest for forests 2012.

‘Every single one of us, all 7 billion, has our physical, economic and spiritual health strongly tied to the health of our forest ecosystems’- quote from UN International Year of forests video, 2011


A Global celebration of forests

21 March has been declared as the International Day of Forests by the United Nations General Assembly –United Nations Forum on Forests, 2013

IntDayForests_Logo_homeToday is the first international day to globally celebrate our worlds forests…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to First International Forest Day

  1. Thanks so much for reblogging my forest day article. World water day tomorrow

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