The Miley

The journey starts off by walking in the direction of a small stretch of land, created by a long forgotten Dundee to Newtyle railway called ‘The Miley’.[1] For years it was unused and ignored by ‘Dundonians’ who used it as a mile-long rubbish tip. Now however, the Miley is an urban wildlife sanctuary of grasslands, plants and trees and a haven for wildlife cared for by the Scottish wildlife trust

[1] Scottish Wildlife Trust. (2016). The Miley. Available: http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reserve/the-miley/. Last accessed 23rd September 2016

mileysign

 

Before you begin the walk, you’re asked to read a bureaucratic language of ‘pragmatic conservationism’[1]. It is the official linguistics of practical ecology.

Needed to approve the semantics of everyday ecosystem. You see it’s the accepted symbol of our normal environment. A believed signs in this common location…

Or possibly it’s just a thoughtful notice in a shared place?

 

[1] Ackerman, J. (2005). A Politics of Place: Reading the Signs at Walden Pond. Reconstruction. 5.3 (1), p2.