I stumbled on An Dún Mór (Great Fort) at Fairhead, Northern Ireland quite by chance today, whilst out walking. From a distance, the hillfort of An Dún Mór is quite imposing and must have been quite a well-defended fortress. Using the natural landscape to its advantage, it’s spectacularly situated on a basalt volcanic outcrop, with extensive views across the Ballycastle bay area.
Before beginning my research on ancient environmentalists, I wondered who actually invented the term Ecology? As you know I love to research and found out it was in 1866 when German biologist Ernst von Heckel used the term Ecology and wrote it in the book of Generelle Morphologie der Organismen. He applied the term oekologie to the “relation of the animal both to its organic as well as its inorganic environment.” The word comes from the Greek oikos, meaning “household,” “home,” or “place to live.”, as stated in the encyclopaedia Britannica.