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This weekend...know your trees
I've been on a bit of a woodland mission this week . So I though I might as well finish the week off as I started it : with trees. This is my quick guide to five easy to identify trees. 1. Oak Where you live in the country will depend on whether you see sessile or pedunculate oaks. However...
19 Apr 2013
Creatures in distress
Over the past week, two news stories stuck out for me. In Argyll a couple came to the aid of a baby otter , flooded out of its home by the rain, and effectively saved its life. In contrast to this lone vulnerable baby, a pod of mighty killer whales were the concern of Canadian residents as they...
18 Jan 2013
This weekend...do nothing!
Yes, you did read me right. Do nothing. Nada. Nichts. Rien. Do nowt. Even if only for a few minutes, I know that switching off from whatever task I'm doing works wonders and puts any stresses I might be having into perspective. And once you've had your fill of doing nothing, why not...
28 Dec 2012
This weekend...a change of scenery
The journey home for Christmas. For some it might only be a tube ride or short commute from the office, but many will be migrating across the UK for the winter hols. When travelling it always strikes me how varied our habitats are, even between next-door counties, almost every one has some unique...
20 Dec 2012
This weekend... shop sustainably
With the weather set to be pretty grim, I thought suggestions for outdoor activities this weekend might lack appeal. But, if like myself you still have Christmas shopping to do, why not do it sustainably? What we buy has the power to change habitats around the world for the better or worse. It's...
14 Dec 2012
This weekend...make your own Christmas wreath
Are you looking for something to brighten up your place this Christmas? How about making your very own Christmas wreath? In a couple of weeks time, we’ll be asking you to share photos of your wreaths, so why not get a get start by making yours this weekend? What do I need? Wreaths are...
7 Dec 2012
This weekend...natural decorations
Add that extra sparkle to your home and show-off your creativity and skills to friends and family this weekend. Nature has an abundance of materials that with little effort can be transformed into unique decorations. Over a couple of quick lunchtime walks around the The Lodge this week, I've...
23 Nov 2012
This weekend...Find a winter spectacle
With the long, dark nights, and chilly temperatures winter is certainly here now. And with it, winter brings some truly amazing wildlife spectacles. So why not find one for yourself this weekend? A pink sky I’m off to Wash. Hopefully I’ll be able to see one of my favourite wildlife...
16 Nov 2012
This weekend... catch a leaf
With that windy spell the other week some trees have already yielded their annual leaf crop to the elements. But look out for the next batch: birch , beech and oak leaves will soon be falling and if you go to a wooded area near by you can either just enjoy the sight of leaves in the breeze, or you can...
9 Nov 2012
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