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I'm calling for a riot, a riot of colour!
Wasn't the weekend glorious? Saturday was the first day this year I was able to get outdoors and tart-up my garden. I cut the grass, forked over borders, gathered up fallen leaves, cleared old growth, sowed some seeds and enjoyed coming across some of the things that share this space. There was...
22 Apr 2013
My daughters laugh at me. Openly. I've checked my flies and they're closed; there's no spinach stuck between my teeth and no one drew a moustache on me whilst I dozed in my chair. So, I was forced to ask, 'what's so funny?' It's when I start to talk about nature and...
8 Mar 2013
What goes round...
My day started with a real bang the other morning, when my bike tyre exploded. Everyone stared, wondering if it had been a gunshot. Forced to find another way in to work, I took full advatage of being on the bus and tube with commuters to eavesdrop ... and the conversation was not typical for a grey...
15 Feb 2013
Reaping what you sow
The other night I was inspired and motivated in equal measure as I attended the launch of the Natural History Museum's new exhibition, " Extinction - Not the end of the world ". It was an amazing scene in the Central Hall with the dinosaur skeleton lit red and the lights in the vast...
8 Feb 2013
Connecting young people with nature: Pilot scheme update #2
A guest blog by John Kneale-Jones who is currently trialling the pilot programme for young people. John is based at Witherslack Hall School in south Cumbria and has been instrumental in the development of the programme in partnership with the RSPB. He is now working closely with RSPB Leighton Moss where...
3 Jan 2013
Community Wildlife Gardening Ideas from Dumfries!
In October this year, the Mersehead Moorhens, RSPB Scotland’s most southerly Wildlife Explorer Group, visited a local residential centre to work with some of their residents in their wildlife garden. This was an opportunity that the Moorhen’s were extremely excited about, having been involved...
13 Dec 2012
Brand New Youth and Education Award in Scotland
The Nature of Scotland Awards returns for a second year to celebrate excellence, innovation and outstanding achievement in Scottish nature conservation. This year, the awards also include, for the first time, a category recognising the important work that schools or youth groups undertake to nurture...
3 Dec 2012
Cockney Sparrow Count success
Dig out the bunting and buy the ingredients for a celebratory cake, it may soon be time to party. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2012 house sparrow survey , updating one completed in 2002. We asked you to tell us where sparrows live in London so we could compare the findings...
29 Nov 2012
Sowing seeds for a greener London
Have you ever stared at the side profile of City Hall? For years now I've wanted to stick a sparrow's head on it's teardrop shape, as it it would make a wonderful giant sparrow. A monumental nod to the cockney sparra's brave and chirpy character and its similarity to the London...
26 Nov 2012
Taken during a manic one hour visit to Inner Farne.
14 Jun 2012
27 Mar 2012
At home in the reeds
This photo was taken at Blashford Lakes, nr. Ringwood in Hampshire. I had been looking out for the bittern for some time before it emerged from the reeds.
12 Mar 2012
"Here I am".
The location for this photo opportunity was Blashford Lakes, near Ringwood, Hants. I had visited these lakes several times previously without any luck, then one morning," hey presto" there it was, a wonderful and rare Bittern, my luck had changed and this picture is the result. I was so pleased...
12 Mar 2012
Are you talking to me?
Another example of wildlife at Keyhaven, Hants. On this occasion A Black-headed Gull seems to be waiting for some response from the Knot on the waters edge.
6 Mar 2012
Are you impressed?
A day out at Titchfield Haven nature reserve hants. provided this photo opportunity to capture what I can only describe as a courtship display by these two cormorants. Interestingly the photo was taken on 24th august last year.
4 Mar 2012
A September sunset
Couldn't believe the colours of this September sunset in which made the local news.
26 Feb 2012
The early morning sun highlights the intricate patterns of the spiders web in the lush grasses.
20 Feb 2012
taken by 15 year old eleanor leonne bennett at lyme park
8 Feb 2012
Poll: How do you get children involved with nature?
It'd be really interesting to see what everybody does with the children in their care, whether you're a parent, teacher, home educator, club leader, relative (I could go on!). Please post if you've got a great memory or would like to share something that your children really enjoy doing...
26 Oct 2011
Are you planning something nature friendly for your school grounds this year?
I thought i'd kick this thread off by seeing if anybody is planning on doing something for nature with their school grounds this year? Whether it's a new pond, a bird feeding table or a themed area devoted to wildlife, it'd be great to hear about it.
12 Sep 2011
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