A fractal is a pattern that the laws of nature repeat at different scales. Examples are everywhere in the forest. Trees are natural fractals, patterns that repeat smaller and smaller copies of themselves to create the biodiversity of a forest.
Plastic can take 100's of years to biodegrade, but other processes can also impact how quickly it breaks down. Photodegradation is one such process whereby light (especially from the Sun) changes a substance and how well it holds together.
Snow warms you up! Because snow is comprised of 90 to 95 percent trapped air, it means it’s a great insulator. This is the reason many animals burrow deep into the snow during winter in order to hibernate. It’s also the reason that igloos, that use only body heat to warm them, can be 100 degrees warmer inside than outside.
As consumers, we can be more mindful of the environmental impact of the food we consume – knowing that 30 percent of our food is currently wasted, and thinking of the relationship between soy, animal feed and our diet.
The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. It is scheduled to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November 2021 under the presidency of the United Kingdom.
A FOSSILISED skull found in a reservoir near Minchinhampton 100 years ago has been identified as the oldest known relative of the world's most infamous predator – a Tyrannosaurus rex. The skull, which was in London’s Natural History Museum’s collection, is the 165-million-year-old ancestor of the T-rex - dubbed a Proceratosaurus.
As we experience nature, and encourage others to do the same, it is really REALLY important we don’t have a negative impact on it - that we 'leave no footprints'. Think of it as spotting something special in nature that’s hard to see/reach - eg, a birds nest, or turtles on a beach. If we take extra steps to have that experience, we need to make sure we’re not treading on anything, or breaking any branches, etc. Once we’re gone nothing should have changed - nothing broken, no litter left behind, and nothing should change it’s behaviour because we were there.
Protecting Nature may seem daunting at times, but every little helps. If we all make small changes it can add up to having a BIG impact. What will YOU do for Nature this week? Bike/walk rather than drive? Try a vegan meal? Share your one small commitment each week to earn even more points!
As Nature's Racers our primary aims are to appreciate, care for and protect Nature. Litter picking is a great way to help. To earn extra points upload a photo each week of any litter you collect and dispose of responsibily.
Love SPORT? Love Nature? You can earn extra points simply by getting out and noticing the natural world around you (wherever you are!). Share photos / map routes or whatever you like to demonstrate positives you feel you've gained through exercise this week.
Love ART? Love Nature? Share your observations. You can earn bonus points simply by getting out and noticing the natural world around you (wherever you are!). Upload your photos / artwork / poem and stories to share what you've enjoyed seeing this week.