Lots of lovely raspberry bushes out now, if the mosquitos will let you get to them! Here’s something to try
This technique was suggested to us by Diana Pusko who has a Mexican restaurant on Nida, and was kind enough to take us on a foraging walk in the forest. She says to rub the leaves then put them in a jar for 24hrs. After this short fermentation, lay them out to dry fully before jarring them. Then just make a tea with the leaves, add sugar and wait for the microorganisms to get busy.
We’ve tried with one tea made from a hot infusion and another from a cold one.
There is a thing here about sundials. (Again see folder in Keybase Bibliothek)
There is an artist here setting one up at Nida.
One of the things we discussed at Massia was running a workshop that aligned with plant time, rather than the Gregorian calendar. (Also something that came up as I complete my ‘review’ of Trade Markings…almost there).
In terms of staging I remember being told about one of Zoe Scoglio’s pieces which took place in a rarely used car-racing course on the edge of Melbourne city, which she had choreographed and timed to coincide with a full moon rising. I thought this was an aspect we could work with if we continue to work with the idea of the ‘landscape as a score.’
Also, to more generally emphasising the liberating aspects of removing oneself from Apple-Atomic clock time and being more attentive to circadian rhythms / seasons.
Interesting story on this mycorrhizal fungi found only around here that sticks especially well to organic matter, prob stabilises the dunes
Lovely portrait of lichenologist Kerry Knudsen in Southern California
It isn’t just lichen that is threatened in Lithuania these days. Here are some links to other critters also having a hard time of it..
Alien Species on Lithuanian Fund for Nature
The Noble Beasts of Lithuania
Cute european mink now extinct in Lithuania
Bats which have some situation in lihtuania (according to red list wiki entry)
IUCN Red List
http://www.iucnredlist.org/search (but difficult to use)
List of mammals in Lithuania (including extinct and endangered ones, ie. certain whales, porpoise etc.)
Sea holly, a spiky dune plant, aphrodisiac (in UK), supposedly on the Red List here, Eryngium maritimum
“Let the sky rain potatoes;
let it thunder to the tune of Green-sleeves,
hail kissing-comfits and snow eringoes [sea-holly],
let there come a tempest of provocation…” (from a Shakespeare play, can’t remember which)
Very detailed study, well nomination for UNESCO list, including some discussion of rare species (fish, mammals, plants, and birds) here (1999 – super out-of-date. Eg. they refer to something as rare but on IUCN its status is a-ok)