Marion Sidebottom

Photographer & Artist, MA, ARPS, RHS Silver Gilt

Photomontage 'Ecotones Create Music in the Forest'

Ecotones create music in the forest Marion Sidebottom, 2018, Giclee Fine Art print, 36.96 x 20.8 inches

In this image Andy Deane, a tutor for the Field Studies Council is running a course on Woodland Ecology and Management. I attended this course, along with a wide range of people with both professional or personal interests for learning about forest management. It was an intensive course which included a morning classroom session and two field visits. One of the key points I picked up on was the importance of Ecotones. Ecotones are the transitional areas between two ecosystems such as the forest and a path or grassland. These areas are important environmentally as they act as a bridge between the two areas, creating a buffer zone that is often rich in wildlife, hence the analogy to 'music in the forest'.

Slideshow with soundbites on YouTube