@westcoastfaery - Lisa Hopper

Studying BSc (Hons) Environmental Science ๐Ÿ“š Crazy about Marine Conservation, Photography, Animals & Yoga. Based in Cornwall, England! ๐Ÿ’™ My own pics!
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Why is mankind so arrogant and superior and where has it gotten us? Well, in short, up poo creek without a paddle. We have a lot of work to do in order to halt the damage we are doing to our Planet. I'm not against progress or technology but we now have to problem solve and put our energies into changing the way we live and what we buy. We're supporting Companies and Councils that are all contributing to the demise of our Natural World. It's time we all changed our habits and our attitude towards goods, money and the role we play. The majority of us are probably thinking that we won't be around to see the aftermath of our actions. Our children and our grandchildren will. I'm already missing clean beaches and the lack of wildlife around me as our local towns and cities continue to grow outwards. I moved to Cornwall to escape the over-development of London and Hertfordshire and now see the same thing happening here. Our green belts are disappearing, along with all our Pollinators. If we're so smart and evolved, why aren't we implementing more solutions quicker? We all know what needs to be done. Money has to cease being the most important thing. If we get to the point where there's little outdoor space for us to explore and de-stress in, we will inevitably have higher percentages of mental illness within our communities. Every time I see another Conservation Group pop up on here, I smile. A lot can be achieved if everyone tries to do their bit. Heaven knows, we need to build our communities back up. People need to start talking to each other again. It's no wonder so many people feel so isolated, unhappy and disconnected these days. Join a local Conservation Group, get out there and do your bit for our Planet!  #unison #respect #wildlife  #greenspaces #blueplanet #conservation #pollution #consumerism #takeresponsibility #joinagroup #communityspirit #environmentalissues #beproactive #beachcleanup #rivercleanup #roadcleanup #bansingleuseplastic #recycle #reuse #upcycle #eatlessmeat #vegetarian #vegan #trysomethingnew #dontbuydirtypalmoil #palmoil #habitatloss Quote by Henry Miller!
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Why is mankind so arrogant and superior and where has it gotten us? Well, in short, up poo creek without a paddle. We have a lot of work to do in order to halt the damage we are doing to our Planet. I'm not against progress or technology but we now h

The Fowey River had somehow managed to neatly line-up all these autumn oak leaves in the shallows.... Either that or there was an Otter down there with an obsessive compulsive disorder! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค“ #autumn #fall #season #autumnleaves #riverfowey #glynnvalley #river #water #otterjokes #woodland #liskeard #cornwall
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The Fowey River had somehow managed to neatly line-up all these autumn oak leaves in the shallows.... Either that or there was an Otter down there with an obsessive compulsive disorder! ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿค“ #autumn #fall #season #autumnleaves #riverfowey #glynnvalley

Even at my age, my Mum still says, 'dont get too close to the edge', or, 'don't fall in', or, 'come down from there, the tide is coming in'! โญ• #riverfowey #glynnvalley #fentenfowi #estuary #uzell #howlingplace #trago #earlymorningtrip #lifebuoy #lifering #lifedonut #kisbyring #perrybuoy #lifebelt #woodland
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Even at my age, my Mum still says, 'dont get too close to the edge', or, 'don't fall in', or, 'come down from there, the tide is coming in'! โญ• #riverfowey #glynnvalley #fentenfowi #estuary #uzell #howlingplace #trago #earlymorningtrip #lifebuoy #life

I've been reading up on the Giant Squid. They can grow to an astounding 13 metres or more in length and have eyes the size of dinner plates. The females are usually a few metres longer than the male.... I've since decided, I'm only travelling the deep sea in a substantial sized boat (cruise ship sized)!  Interestingly, stories of the Kraken appear in writings as early as the 13th century. I should think there were loads more sea giants back then before we over fished and polluted the oceans!!!! ๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘ #giantsquid #fact #collosal #thirteenmetres #ormore #plates #for #eyes #giantsofthesea #yikes #thekraken #cephalopod #dwell #norway #greenland #folklore #mariners #legends #13thcentury #mythology #seacreatures #overfishing #pollution #anthropogenic
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I've been reading up on the Giant Squid. They can grow to an astounding 13 metres or more in length and have eyes the size of dinner plates. The females are usually a few metres longer than the male.... I've since decided, I'm only travelling the dee

Thanks so much Emily @beachguardian for bringing this FIN-TASTIC App to our attention. I'm always on the hunt for Mermaid's Purses and will be scheduling a visit to Newtrain to participate in the Great Eggcase Hunt. Fab that anyone can get involved and record their findings and help the Shark's Trust build a more accurate picture in terms of which species are in decline! ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿฆˆ Ps Your Beach Guardian 'Tune in Tuesday's' are brill!  #beachguardian #tuneintuesdays #marinebiologist #cornwall #marineconservation #sharkstrust #sharks #identify #species #phoneapp #greateggcasehunt #mermaidspurses #newtrain #getinvolved #reportfindings #coastlife #seacreatures #exploreyourworld #onebagatatime #surfersagainstsewage #ilovecornwall
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Thanks so much Emily @beachguardian for bringing this FIN-TASTIC App to our attention. I'm always on the hunt for Mermaid's Purses and will be scheduling a visit to Newtrain to participate in the Great Eggcase Hunt. Fab that anyone can get involved a

Rest in peace Stan Lee. Thank you for all those wonderful Superheroes. Pure escapism. Great imagination. Such a creative talent! ๐Ÿค—๏ธ๐Ÿงก #stanlee #legend #talented #wildimagination #creative #storyteller #superheroes #escapism #fantasy #dreams #movies #nickname #ww2 #playwright #rip #1922 #2018 #96 #excelsior  #fantasticfour #spiderman #xmen  #hulk #thor #drstrange #ironman #silversurfer #daredevil
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Rest in peace Stan Lee. Thank you for all those wonderful Superheroes. Pure escapism. Great imagination. Such a creative talent! ๐Ÿค—๏ธ๐Ÿงก #stanlee #legend #talented #wildimagination #creative #storyteller #superheroes #escapism #fantasy #dreams #movies #n

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And while we're on the subject of Birds, this is one of my best ever captures at the Cornwall Bird of Prey Centre. Meet Cobweb, the Great Grey Owl. Watching these birds in flight is a sight to behold, not to mention, the sound of those huge wings at work. Stunning animals! ๐Ÿฆ‰ #greatgreyowl #cobweb #cornwallbirdofpreycentre #wings #feathers #featheredfriends #owl #birdofprey #myownphoto #mesmerizing  #cornwall #wildlife
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And while we're on the subject of Birds, this is one of my best ever captures at the Cornwall Bird of Prey Centre. Meet Cobweb, the Great Grey Owl. Watching these birds in flight is a sight to behold, not to mention, the sound of those huge wings at

Made friends with this little Gull after the poppy day memorial service yesterday. We may have shared a fruit and nut bar with him/her! ๐Ÿคญ Juvenile Gulls are difficult to identify. Strangely, this one has the head markings of a Black-headed Gull but the tail feather markings of a Lesser Black-headed Gull. The latter is on the Amber list as are many of our Birds so education and conservation are important! The passing of the Marine Bill will help Sea Bird numbers increase with more environmentally responsible developments around coastal areas and sustainable fishing methods implemented! ๐Ÿค— #gull #seabird #thecamel #river #northcornwall #blackheadedgull #lesserblackheadedgull #uk #europe #sea #wetlands #birdpopulations #marinebill #education #conservation #preserve #habitats #sustainablefishing #wildlifetrust #livingseas #marineconservation
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Made friends with this little Gull after the poppy day memorial service yesterday. We may have shared a fruit and nut bar with him/her! ๐Ÿคญ Juvenile Gulls are difficult to identify. Strangely, this one has the head markings of a Black-headed Gull but t

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Sunlight on Berries.... It's the simple things! ๏ธ #autumn #berries #shrubs #horticulture #plants #nature #red #sunnymornings #cornwall
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Sunlight on Berries.... It's the simple things! ๏ธ #autumn #berries #shrubs #horticulture #plants #nature #red #sunnymornings #cornwall

DYNASTIES SPOILER ALERT.... Oh my goodness, did you all watch David Attenborough's Dynasties? I sobbed through the first three quarters of it when Alfa Chimp, David, was severely injured and left for dead.... What a strong leader and what a comeback. He kept his rank and fathered more Chimp babies. Heartbreaking to watch. I almost turned the Tele over as I can't bear to see any animals suffering. The rivalry between the male Chimps is so awful and violent, I honestly don't know how the Wildlife Photographers cope without wanting to intervene! Fascinating. David Attenborough is and will always be my favourite Naturalist/Conservationist! ๏ธ I really could go in any direction with my Science Degree. I hope I get to make a difference, if only in a small way!  #dynasties #chimpanzee #chimps #david #alfa #warrior #extraordinary #bbc1 #documentary #davidattenborough #naturalist #conservationist #myhero #animalbehaviour #zoology #wildlifephotography #observe #educate #environmentalscience #habitatloss #goldrush #conserve #protect #cherish
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DYNASTIES SPOILER ALERT.... Oh my goodness, did you all watch David Attenborough's Dynasties? I sobbed through the first three quarters of it when Alfa Chimp, David, was severely injured and left for dead.... What a strong leader and what a comeback.

Remembering my own Grandfathers, Richard Cook and Frederick New, who served in WW2. One a Sargent, the other a Fireman/Driver. They rarely spoke of it. Modest and brave! ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Let's also acknowledge the women that held their homes and communities together, while their men were away, never knowing if they would return!  I'll be joining the Memorial Service today in my town for the 2 minute silence, in memory of all those brave people who had to grow up really fast and endure so much trauma and loss!  #war #lineofduty #worldwar #ww2 #loss #injury #remembranceday #remembrancesunday #redpoppy #poppyday #wreath #service #parade #army #navy #airforce #grandfathers #sargent #fireman #driver #grandmothers #memorialservice #2minutesilence #heroes #freedom #thankyou #lestweforget
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Remembering my own Grandfathers, Richard Cook and Frederick New, who served in WW2. One a Sargent, the other a Fireman/Driver. They rarely spoke of it. Modest and brave! ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Let's also acknowledge the women that held their homes and communities to

Great Britain has one of the most diverse collections of rock and mineral samples in the world, which are held in huge storage facilities. From Dorset's Jurassic coast to the Munroes of Scotland, if Geology is your thing, our little Island is a treasure chest! ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง #thisiscornwall #island #greatbritain #uk #britishisles #geology #rocks #geologicaltime #layers #carbon #carbondating #history #coast #boobysbay #cornwall #blighty #limey #britannia
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Great Britain has one of the most diverse collections of rock and mineral samples in the world, which are held in huge storage facilities. From Dorset's Jurassic coast to the Munroes of Scotland, if Geology is your thing, our little Island is a treas

Booby's Bay with @beachguardian  We ignored the weather warning and managed to finish our beach clean before it got really wild. I just love watching them rollers!  #videoclip #instaclip #beachguardian #boobysbay #northcornwall #yellowweatherwarning #beachclean #marineconservation #onehourbeachclean #onebagatatime #surfersagainstsewage #communityspirit
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Booby's Bay with @beachguardian We ignored the weather warning and managed to finish our beach clean before it got really wild. I just love watching them rollers! #videoclip #instaclip #beachguardian #boobysbay #northcornwall #yellowweatherwarning

Booby's Bay. This photo does this beach absolutely no justice whatsoever, so I'm going back on a sunny day. Grassy dunes, rockpools, shingle, pebbles and golden sands. Really extreme weather today but that didn't stop several eager, burly surfers from marching down to the shore for a paddle, just as we were heading for cover. Not for the faint hearted, that's for sure. Huge rollers today!  #boobysbay #northcornwall #atlanticocean #storm #gales #dunes #rockpools #shingle #pebbles #goldensands #surfersparadise #surfing #coast #hiddenbay #beautifulscenery #onehourbeachclean #beachguardian #onebagatatime #surfersagainstsewage #marineconservation #naturelover
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Booby's Bay. This photo does this beach absolutely no justice whatsoever, so I'm going back on a sunny day. Grassy dunes, rockpools, shingle, pebbles and golden sands. Really extreme weather today but that didn't stop several eager, burly surfers fro

Emily from @beachguardian found the remains of quite a large Jellyfish on Booby's Bay this afternoon (yet to be identified - could it be a section of the Barrel Jellyfish)? ๐Ÿฆ‘ Don't know about you guys but I'm fascinated by literally every sea creature, big or small! ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿฆ #jellyfish #beachguardian #marinebiologist #beachclean #conservation #plasticwaive #onehourbeachclean #onebagatatime #marineconservation #plasticpollution #drowninginplastic #mcsuk
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Emily from @beachguardian found the remains of quite a large Jellyfish on Booby's Bay this afternoon (yet to be identified - could it be a section of the Barrel Jellyfish)? ๐Ÿฆ‘ Don't know about you guys but I'm fascinated by literally every sea creatur

STORM.... We worked with @beachguardian this afternoon, against the elements.... I've lived in Cornwall for over 6 years and I'm still blown away by how quickly the weather can change on the coast. Within 30 minutes, we had strong gales and rain. I have to say though, Booby's Bay was absolutely stunning (even without blue skies and sunshine) and I'd quite happily weather any storm to connect with nature and do my bit for marine life and the environment!  #beachguardian #beachclean #conservation #boobysbay #northcornwall #england #atlantic #rollers #waves #seaspray #coast #coastlife #storm #elements #gales #rain #onehourbeachclean #onebagatatime #2minutebeachclean #oceanconservation #marineconservation #mcsuk #communityspirit #gettowork
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STORM.... We worked with @beachguardian this afternoon, against the elements.... I've lived in Cornwall for over 6 years and I'm still blown away by how quickly the weather can change on the coast. Within 30 minutes, we had strong gales and rain. I h

I'm absolutely loving this @theopenuniversity journey. Every time I receive a new assignment, I have doubts about whether I'm smart enough to complete my Environmental Science Degree modules or capable of communicating what I've learnt and writing academically but surprisingly, the challenge of it doesn't frustrate me in to wanting to give up, instead, it pushes me to want to succeed more because if it's hard, it's worth doing. No matter what your age or circumstance, if you have the opportunity to learn something new, TAKE IT.... Grab it with both hands and get to work!  #oustudies #openuniversity #u116 #environmentalscience #journeysthroughachangingworld #honoursdegree #scientist #greenhouseeffect #globalwarming #climatechange #conservation #blueplanet #maturestudent #sixyears #study
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I'm absolutely loving this @theopenuniversity journey. Every time I receive a new assignment, I have doubts about whether I'm smart enough to complete my Environmental Science Degree modules or capable of communicating what I've learnt and writing ac