Tag Archives: Trees

Woodland Views: North York Moors In England

The North York Moors is an upland area in north-eastern Yorkshire, England. It contains one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the United Kingdom. The area was designated as a National Park in 1952, through the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949.

Woodland Sanctuary is a joint exhibition between myself and Joe Cornish. The work was gathered over the last 6 years, all of it within the North York Moors National Park. Using my archived footage, I’ve made this relaxing video of local woodland scenes which will play on a loop in the Sanctuary room of the exhibition. I’ve decided to share it online so that it can be enjoyed by all.

The exhibition consists of 9 themes which reflect the preoccupations and imaginative journeys of the photographers during their time in the woods. The images reflect the intense experience of studying trees in all weather conditions and all times of year.

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Spring View: Hirosaki Park Cherry Blossoms In Japan

Hirosaki park is considered as one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Japan. It attracts over two million tourists across Japan. The park has about 2,600 trees of about 50 varieties and they are well-maintained by skilled gardeners.

The sakura viewing in Hirosaki Park is famous, not only because of the spectacular light-pink blanket of blossoms that arrive every spring, but for its old Somei-Yoshino cherry tree, planted in 1882.

Nature: A Great Horned Owl Chick In Florida

“Sunday Morning” takes us to Titusville, Florida, where a great horned owl chick is being cared for by Mom and Dad. Videographer: Doug Jensen.

Great horned owls are usually 18 – 25 inches tall, have tall ear tufts, and large yellow eyes. Their size, ear tufts, and eyes make them easily recognizable when seen during daylight hours.

They are found throughout Florida and roost in large, messy nests, in tall trees. The female is larger than the male, but the male has a larger and deeper voice box.

Spring In Japan: Sakura In Okazaki City, Aichi (8K)

Okazaki City is located in Aichi Prefecture and known as the birth place of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa Shogunate. In spring, over 800 cherry trees around Okazaki Castle bloom, creating a beautiful landscape against Otogawa River.

Spring View: Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms (2022)

The cherry blossom trees are without a doubt the stars of springtime in Washington, DC. Visit the District during this time and you’ll find the nation’s capital is accented in pink for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place which virtual and in-person events from March 20 – April 17, 2022. Here are some must-knows as you plan to celebrate the blossoms at home or during a safe, in-person visit to DC.

Visiting the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC at the end of March 2022.

Ecosystems: Seed-Firing Drones Planting Trees

Views: Secret Islands Of The Everglades, Florida

The Everglades is a water world — It’s the widest and slowest river in the United States. But in the heart of this great water body exist secret islands that have outsize importance for the cultural heritage of a people and for the biodiversity of this important wetland. Thousands of these tree islands dot the Everglades.

For generations, the Miccosukee people have called these islands home. And they’ve long understood that the islands are a giver of life in this unforgiving environment. The islands are some of the only dry land around and harbor a surprising diversity of plant and animal life, including: coyotes, bobcat, bear, and even the Florida panther.

But among the scientific establishment, the islands are little understood. Researchers from the Miccosukee tribe are working to understand how animals use the islands and what role they play in the larger Everglades ecosystem. With the islands under threat from outside forces, their studies have taken on increased urgency. What they’re finding could be key to preserving the Miccosukee culture and the balance of life in this great river.