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What to Look for in Nature – June

What to Look for in Nature – June Welcome to Summer! Not only does June include Midsummer’s Day, the point of the year when day-length is at its longest, but is also the peak time for wildlife activity. Across the country, wildflowers are blooming, insects are buzzing, birds are nesting and young animals are growing… Continue reading What to Look for in Nature – June

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What to look for in Nature – March and April

The old folklore states that ‘March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb’. Indeed, the weather of March is particularly changeable, poised as the month is on the cusp of two seasons. Winter can still make its influence felt, especially in the northern counties, but in my home area of Sussex,… Continue reading What to look for in Nature – March and April

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A Nature ‘How To’: Feeding Garden Birds

How to: Feeding Garden Birds Do you feed the birds in your garden? In the UK, gardens cover a larger area than all the nature reserves put together, making our homes an invaluable resource for wildlife. Gardens are especially important as places of refuge during winter, particularly when food becomes increasingly hard to find in… Continue reading A Nature ‘How To’: Feeding Garden Birds

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SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: Autumn is ageing

6am. The morning has yet to break, the sky still darkened and unrevealing. A robin has just set up a brave solo from the half-leafed wayfarer tree beyond the bedroom window. Once daylight pulls apart the lingering night the morning will be chilly, and a damp film will cling to any exposed surface. By mid… Continue reading SFN Journal – Autumn Almanac: Autumn is ageing

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Summer Adventure – Wild Rose Country

Alberta, Canada Canada. It seemed a world away. Amp had been several times of course since his parents emigrated in 2008, but I hadn’t travelled further than a school trip across the channel to France, in my entire 25years! Many people found this lack of tourism hard to comprehend, their holiday memories being filled with… Continue reading Summer Adventure – Wild Rose Country

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What ‘Organic’ means to me at the Cutty Garden Allotment

September 16th 2017  – Organic September Saturday At the Cutty Garden Allotment, we garden organically. By this, I don’t mean we have certificates and paper work to label us, nor do we employ any secret magic under the full moon. Simply, when I took on the plot in February 2016, I made a promise to… Continue reading What ‘Organic’ means to me at the Cutty Garden Allotment