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Category Archives: Green exercise
In October I wrote about an excellent new campaign called Wild About Gardens, and how they were encouraging us to garden for the benefit of wildlife. Rather confusingly, it’s back for 2017, but now a year-round campaign rather than a … Continue reading
Next week is National Nest Box Week, something the British Trust for Ornithology have been promoting for around twenty years now, and a simple way you can help wildlife.
Today, the Wellcome Trust announced the results of The Rest Test, a study of 18,000 people that shows 68% of us feel we need more rest. Based on the results, I have one suggestion I think will help.
With summer coming to an end and Autumn on the horizon last week, we took our usual walk along the river and through local woodland. But we have entered the hinterland between seasons…
Yesterday I featured a video on the sounds of the woodland. Today I want to delve into what sort of things were filling that wood with sound.
Yesterday, with a well earned day off work, I decided to take a trip to RSPB Fairburn Ings. This is a reserve just near Castleford, and despite being half-an-hour from York, it’s a site I’ve never got round to visiting … Continue reading
Two recent statements from ministers have set me thinking. Environment Minister Liz Truss has said she wants children to learn the proper names for animals and plants. While she has been mocked for this, it’s not a bad point. Engagement … Continue reading
“I can’t wait for summer, I’m sick of being stuck indoors…” Ever heard this, or something like it? As we enter Autumn here in the UK, it seems an appropriate time to stress that you can, and should, get outside … Continue reading
A day at Spurn is always a good day. We should get that out of the way right now. But did the migration festival enhance it? The honest answer is a kind-of “yes, but…”, which isn’t really the fault of any of … Continue reading
So Saturday saw us at the Spurn Migration Festival, along with a good 100-200 others I would estimate. We started the day brightly, arriving a little after ten and parking briefly just near Corner Field where the Red-Backed Shrike was … Continue reading