Rewilding. Yep, a new word for me but not for the world. It was first used back in 1990 apparently.

I’ve not been much involved with conservation issues however the word rewilding, mentioned on Country File this evening, has certainly captured my interest and imagination. And stimulated my memory too, of seeing bears in Alaska fishing salmon in boiling red abundance and off shore at Santa Cruz gazing at sea otters at dusk cracking open sea shells while floating on their backs. Both are keystone species and exceedingly cute too! That is the extent of my learning for this evening.

I really only meant to mention the baby hedgehog I saw abroad the other evening at twilight. A rare sight. One thought can lead to another can’t they….

(this post has been lightly edited having looked at it again in the clearer light of day!)

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