Touching based on my previous article and adding a few conservation nuances

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For those that read the article Wilderness’ Misconception, you might have noticed that I touched on the main idea of misreading the word ‘wilderness’.

This word, by many people, is often interpreted as the space of peaceful contact with nature absent of any humans. Although primitive humans may have walked…


Can you find a place untouched by humans?

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I never really understood what it means to be in the wild. The term ‘wilderness’ came about as something beyond the urban environment where nature thrives. This term has been associated with someone keen to stay away from humans, visit unfamiliar and ‘untouched’ places, and contact nature. Though, with a…


A job title yet to be considered essential for a partial understanding of the natural world

Lookout from the top of a Mountain Ash, Tasmania / Credit: Steven Pearce

What do ordinary individuals know about the contemporary tree man?

One of the definitions might be somebody who can deal with plants, more specifically trees. Would that apply to someone holding some kind of weird view of the world? Someone with a nifty outlook that shows manners resembling the bush?


We are asleep to the mannerisms of the natural world

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It is a challenge for me to think like a plant. If only plants could reflect and express themselves as we do, we would have a fascinating conversation.

After watching a video from the World Science Festival on “Intelligence Without Brains”, I am glad to know that all my smattering…


We can see the true predators with history on our side

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From the days of smoking joints, I remember the solely moments of my face stranded by the pure smoke of something grabbed from a mixed bag. The first time wasn’t that easy. Living in a country where the shit is illegal was always a problem. We couldn’t even talk about…


What a big gum tree tells us

Red gum trunk / Credit: T. Miranda

Here is an attractive Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) settled in a notorious contrast in plain Adelaide, South Australia. It stands within history and deforestation holding hands. From Hutchinson Park, you can reach First Creek, where once was a flowing rich river.

Indigenous people used to fish and settle along the…


You might be exercising it without even knowing

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Our world is diverse, complex, and changeable. It evolved through billions of years, and during this process, it developed critical living webs to sustain life on its own. We, as humans, are just one small piece of this intricate puzzle.

We are animals able of thinking and reason about what…


And we are just getting to know it better

My backyard — Credit: T. Miranda 2021

Just because it’s small doesn’t mean it’s trivial.

Details can tell otherwise when I look at the vivid plant pots in my backyard. The bloom of different flowers and the elongation of other stems are signs of inter-connectivity. If not by the leaves or stems, most probable by the roots.


Brazilian govt supporters in the congress are only following the money

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Regardless of any political actions, we always end up stranded by consequences. Not even the media, responsible for clarifying facts through clear lenses in an honest way (that’s what we expect so), cannot always follow the short period of chaos in Bolsonaro’s government.

Since he was elected, Bolsonaro’s movements to…


Breaching lockdown is paired with fake news as the new rebellion norm — nonsense?

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PS.: Please check links referring to disputes

I can smell the stinky smoke across the room. It is crossing borders, oceans, forests and thick walls. It doesn’t seem to be avoidable. People are contained by it, causing a threat for the most inoffensive one: the truth.

Fragments of truth are…

Tiago Miranda

I climb, I plant, I read, I write, I travel, I play and I’m starving for more | RIP AB

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