Category Archives: Green exercise

Why Watch Wildlife – The quinquennial review

I was quite surprised to realise today is five years since my first post on this blog. It’s been an interesting journey. Advertisements

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Wild About Gardens 2017 – Go wild for bees

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

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National Nest Box Week 14-21 February

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.

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The Rest Test and Green Exercise

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.

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The last throes of summer

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…

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The sights and sounds of an English wood, New Earswick May 2016

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.

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RSPB Fairburn Ings 12 September 2015

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

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An active lifestyle – It doesn’t just mean sport

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

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Summer? It’s over-rated. Give me a long and lustrous winter.

“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

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Spurn Migration Festival – A few final thoughts (and more pictures)

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

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