shearwater census

In the Shearwater Census Black Hole

By askauk / 8th March 2019 / 0 Comments

Grey mist softens the black night, turning twenty individuals—strung out in a line of silently observant walkers—into a singular mass. We move slowly in a wide circle around the edge of the island, faces down, our head torches drill into the ground and creating an ever-fluctuating dance of fairy lights over grass. Once every ten…

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Discouraging Desire

By askauk / 1st August 2013 / 0 Comments

“For many types of vegetation, as few as 15 people per year walking along the same route leave a discernible path.” Walking sociably two or more abreast, avoiding mud on a well worn path, exploring the edges of existing paths—all contribute to the break down and widening of existing paths. Erosion breeds further erosion. A…

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