Does your mind ever stop and take a break? Some days I wish I had a switch. Just like a radio. Where I could turn off the incessant ramblings of world news, current affairs, fretting about unfinished work, of meetings and endless to-do lists, of friends, family and loved ones, of inadequacies and inner demons... … Continue reading Is it time we all started to look up?
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Public space is so important for the health and well-being of our communities, our wildlife and for the environmental sustainability of our cities. This TEDx Talk highlights fantastically what can be achieved to meet the needs of everyone, as well as economic prosperity. Adrian Benep, Senior Vice President and Director of City Park Development for … Continue reading The Power of Sustainable Design in Public Green Space
On the 14th September, we saw David Attenborough release the second State of Nature report. Sadly, just like the first report back in 2013, it depicts the harrowing truths behind the ongoing declines to our biodiversity across the UK with intensive farming surging to the top of the list of reasons for the severe loss of species. This devastating … Continue reading The State of Nature – How you can help
Research from the University of Essex determined that a simple five-minute dose of nature can have a significantly positive effect on self-esteem and mental health. The study looked into over 1250 people, analysing their activities, such as fishing, cycling, horse-riding, walking and gardening. Stress and Mental Health With the increasing pressures on modern-day lifestyles, mental … Continue reading Boost your health in 5 minutes
Despite working as an ecologist, I spend the majority of my life tied to an office chair, with my eyes glued to a computer screen. When I am not there, it's dusk (or dawn) and I have my eyes glued to a tree or building feature awaiting the emergence or re-entry of a tiny bat that may … Continue reading Embarking on Wild Weekends
The RSPB are running an incredible campaign to encourage people to ‘give nature a home’. Whether it’s in your own back garden, or your entire neighbourhood. With the launch of inspiring TV adverts, the RSPB are offering a free information pack jammed with 20 ways to make your garden more wildlife-friendly, with advice and tips on … Continue reading Give Nature a Home – RSPB Campaign
In a hugely digital and technology driven age I worry about the impact it will have on future generations and their ability to value the natural world around them. If our youth don't value our green spaces then who will be there to protect them? I don't see myself as old, but when I was … Continue reading Nurturing tomorrow’s wildlife guardians