Category: News

News and bulletins.

Calls for council to stop using ‘toxic’ pesticides

Councilors are calling for the use of Glyphosate as a weed killer on council land. The weedkiller often used by contractors kills all plant life and leaves fluorescent orange patches through towns villages and especially highways. Often said it is to be a health and safety reason (ironic) to save operatives from using machinery for…

By Wild Anglia July 9, 2021 0

Suffolk Climate Emergency Plan published

Update from David Walton Programme Manager Suffolk Climate Change Partnership. Suffolk’s Public Sector Leaders (SPSL) have published a Climate Emergency Plan for the county. It is for use by everyone living, working and visiting Suffolk and has been developed in response to our Local Authorities’ recognition of a climate emergency. The leaders of Suffolk’s public…

By Wild Anglia July 6, 2021 0

Building with Nature refreshes Green Infrastructure Standards for the UK built-environment sector

Building with Nature  ( https://www.buildingwithnature.org.uk/ ) launched an update to their great green infrastructure standard for new development guidelines.  The updated framework is intended to give an easier task for residential and commercial developers to design and deliver long awaited really high-quality green infrastructure. https://www.buildingwithnature.org.uk/newsblog1/2021/6/16/building-with-nature-refreshes-green-infrastructure-standards-for-the-uk-built-environment-sector-ab3h7 Summary from website There are two new standards, focusing on the climate emergency we all…

By Wild Anglia July 1, 2021 0

Achieving Nut Zero! by Peter Alan

Another blog from Peter Alan and his unusual take on Environmental issues Love this one! The summer burst into life late May and I spent some time in Thetford Forest sketching treescapes and capturing that dappled light. Sitting under a tree and putting the finishing touches to a drawing I glanced down to see a…

By Wild Anglia June 30, 2021 0

an amusing blog from Peter Alan

An amusing story with messages from a partner read and smile 🙂 A Conversation with a Pollinator! I was sitting in the garden late yesterday afternoon enjoying a small aperitif as you do…when the tranquility was somewhat interrupted by the constant but not unpleasant buzzing of a couple of bees. One landed on a nearby…

By Wild Anglia June 25, 2021 Off

Bird Names and our relationship with nature

A great paper written by Andrew Gosler -Professor of Ethno-ornithology, University of Oxford looking at the old names for birds and what that tells us about our relationship with the land nature and countryside. Really interesting We have moved away from a inter related relationship with land and nature over the last 50 years more so…

By Richard Powell OBE June 22, 2021 Off

New Book from Ellen Mary, Joy of Gardening

A new book out from the great local ((but nationally famous) Ellen Mary is for sale at all good book shops. A book full or hints, tips and informative articles. Ellen originally from Gorleston Norfolk discusses topics from Understanding soils and sowing seeds to health and well being in the garden from attracting nature into…

By Richard Powell OBE June 18, 2021 Off

The institution of Environmental Sciences

Great new webinar recording on soils and their importance follow the link to see Soil health is often forgotten about as a hidden resource beneath our feet and yet it provides many benefits for nature, people and climate. There are various nature-based solutions we can promote to better support soil health and to improve ongoing issues such…

By Richard Powell OBE June 18, 2021 Off

UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

A long-term passive rewilding study has shown that natural woodland regeneration could make a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s ambitious tree planting targets – potentially at no cost and within relatively short timescales. The research, led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), found natural growth due to seed dispersal by birds,…

By Richard Powell OBE June 18, 2021 Off

Another great summary from Inkcap Journal. As a Subscriber this is great, think about subscribing yourself

Inkcap Journal Welsh Nature & Flamingo Land By Inkcap Journal – 04 Jun 2021 – View online → Welcome to Inkcap Journal, a newsletter about nature and conservation in Britain. This is your Friday digest. You can still read this week’s investigation on whether English councils are managing their road verges for wildflowers. While this…

By Richard Powell OBE June 4, 2021 Off