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Steve Andrews

Also known as the Bard of Ely, the Green Bard has a Green Beard, as can be seen in the photo. He is an expert on nature and loves to write about wildlife and conservation. He has a very wide knowldege of edible plants, foraging and herbs. He was quoted as a "Weed expert" in The Ecologist.

Under his real name Steve Andrews, he has written for Permaculture Magazine and is the author of Herbs of the Northern Shaman. He had a regular page in the Tenerife Weekly free paper and used to have a gardening column in Living Tenerife magazine, as well as another in the Tenerife Sun newspaper about the flora and fauna of the island.

The Green Bard, though originally from Cardiff in Wales, lived in Tenerife where he successfully reared many Monarch butterflies on plants grown on his apartment balcony. In May, 2012, at the English Library in Puerto de la Cruz he gave a talk on the Flora and Fauna of Tenerife to a full house and has been invited back to be a guest speaker again. He has since then moved to Portugal.

In case you are wondering, he first dyed his beard green when he was a compère and performer at the Green Man Festival in Wales back in 2003. So many people complimented him on it that he decided to keep it.

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