Given our normally fine weather, what could bring on a week of rain and windstorms? How about a visit from desert specialists? This week we have had the entire film and production crew from the long running documentary Desert Speaks (there’s four in the team, and they have put out the impressive tally of 13 half hour episodes a year for the past 12 years). On the basis that they have never lost a shoot due to bad weather, we kept talking and they kept filming. A great team to work with, part of Arizona Public Media, an initiative of the University of Arizona. Many thanks to our Nature Conservancy colleagues for arranging and supporting this trip. Their documentary on Mending Australia’s Ancient Forest is expected to screen next year across the USA.