Children and nature

The great outdoors is one of the best playgrounds and classrooms. It’s a source of wonder and of adventure. It can fire the imagination. It can stimulate the senses. And it can start a lifelong love affair with the natural world. In 2007 many nature related words such as kingfisher, lark, minnow, newt and otterContinue reading “Children and nature”

What goes up …

For some, the release of a sky lantern or group of balloons into the sky may be a way to remember a loved one or just a pretty sight in the sky – but what goes up does fall back down to earth again and effectively becomes litter and a hazard to the natural worldContinue reading “What goes up …”

Natures Larder

Nature is amazing. It offers us so much – shelter, fuel, medicines, health and of course, food amongst others. Today we’re going to explore just a few of the commonly found things in hedgerows and on verges that you can forage.  Rules of Foraging: 1. Unless you are 100% sure of what you are pickingContinue reading “Natures Larder”

Summer wildlife gardening

Whether you have a small postage stamp sized piece of land or 10 acres – what you do with your garden can make a huge difference to your local wildlife. Our resident wildlife gardening expert, Gill (Fleur Fox on twitter), is here to provide you with some handy tips to help make the most ofContinue reading “Summer wildlife gardening”

The economies of nature

You’ll read and see a lot of stuff about why we should look after our natural world – how we rely on it for food, shelter, fuel, flood reduction, carbon capture (and storage), water purification and recycling, coastal protection … I could go on. If all of these weren’t enough – nature adds billions ofContinue reading “The economies of nature”

Bee Kind

Of pretty much any ecosystem – the humble bee can be considered a keystone species upon which humans rely possibly more than any other insect. Whatever your dietary requirements – you can pretty much be sure that the bee played a role by pollinating the plant from which it came. Globally bees are responsible forContinue reading “Bee Kind”

The benefits of green space

It has long been proven that nature has a beneficial effect on your mental health. After weeks, if not months, cooped up inside as part of the global lockdown – now more than ever has our own mental health been such a priority. The World Health Organisation (WHO) have predicted that we are set forContinue reading “The benefits of green space”