Parish Iconography; Grouville Part Two

In Jersey local roads, in particular those which led down from the Island plateau surface were notoriously bad. They were worn down by the passage of cattle and carts. Such roads have since been tarmacked and can now be very attractive, particularly in spring.  An example La Rue du Jutize, Grouville is shown below. Jutize Continue reading Parish Iconography; Grouville Part Two

Parish Iconography; Grouville Part One

The range of local Iconography in Jersey is remarkable, Parish boundary stones, road improvement stones, wells, Abruevoirs and Lavoirs, above all road signs. Limited to two hours exercise away from the house in these V (viral) times I decided to cycle around the nearest parishes, recording parish iconography and retelling something of what they tell Continue reading Parish Iconography; Grouville Part One

Cheviot Goat and Island Ecosystems

On this post I link two events.  I attended a two day seminar at Société Jersiaise on Island Biodiversity. Of the many impressive and thought provoking presentations, one in particular caught my attention, by Catherine Wensink of UK Overseas Territories Conservation Forum. This is a UK Charity focused on island ecology in Britain’s Overseas Territories. Continue reading Cheviot Goat and Island Ecosystems