Show the love & notice change

Show the love & notice change

This year’s Show the Love campaign has a theme of ‘noticing change’. The idea is that, for Valentine’s Day, hearts are turning green to #ShowtheLove for everything we care for that’s under threat from climate change, from fluttering butterflies to walks in ancient...
It’s time to think about nest boxes

It’s time to think about nest boxes

A note caught my eye the other day that now is a good time to think about adding nest boxes to your garden, if you want to offer accommodation to garden birds this year! Ryan and I were doing a bit of bird watching in the garden today and it’s clear that the...
Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

Are there fairies at the bottom of your garden?

2017 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the Cottingley fairies story, a hoax which entrances the UK to this day. Cousins Frances Griffiths and Elsie Wright faked photos of fairies at the bottom of the garden, intended to be a practical joke on their grown-ups....
We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

We are not stewards. We’re stakeholders.

Ryan and I watched the first episode of Blue Planet 2 yesterday. David Attenborough is at the helm for another series showing the awe and wonder of the natural world, using clever camera work, an intrepid crew and the occasional parlour trick to show us things we...
Conkers and spiders and wonderful trees

Conkers and spiders and wonderful trees

The morning after last week’s storms, our morning walk was littered with ‘conkers’, the large and shiny seeds of the Horse Chesnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). Ryan started picking some of the nicer ones up. “The people at work”, he said, “have been discussing whether or...

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