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

IEMA and Environment Bill

Great publication from IEMA (Thanks Martin Baxter) on the environment Bill. No doubt it will change and update as the bill does eventually go through parliament t but this is a good real as always from IEMA https://www.iema.net/resources/reading-room/2020/09/15/the-environment-bill-background-content-and-passage-through-uk-parliament This is an important Bill going forward together with the Agriculture Bill both of course seem to…

By Richard Powell OBE June 4, 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

Buglife success

Buglife reported yesterday that the EU court of Justice rejected again the chemical company Bayer attempt to overturn the Neonicotinoid pesticide ban. Matt Shardlow on Buglifes Website made this comment below. Buglife have worked hard to make the public aware this use of Neonicotinoids is so harmful and worked very hard to influence, educate and…

By Richard Powell OBE May 7, 2021 Off

Read Inkcap Journal

I subscribe to Inkcap journal. It is a brilliantly written journal, edited and often written by Sophie Yeo. She is a great writer and commissions great writer to explore all sorts of topic that effect the natural world I would recommend reading and subscribing to her website go to the link below. The latest is…

By Richard Powell OBE May 5, 2021 Off

Groundwork East Get Wild

Groundwork East has launched the new ‘Get Wild’ videos! The videos are packed with outdoor activities that parents and children can do in their garden or local green space. They can be done in all weathers and are a great way of getting children to use the outdoors as a place to play and learn.…

By Richard Powell OBE May 4, 2021 Off