Nature awareness articles

Jul
29
2020
Nick Mann

The Wool Carder bee – and why it’s one of my favourites

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Which are your favourite species of bee? For Nick Mann of Habitat Aid, ranking high among them is the Wool Carder bee. Read more …

Jun
17
2020
Nick Mann

Sowing wildflower seed onto grass

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Keen to transform your lawn into a wildflower meadow but not sure how? Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares his guide to sowing wildflower seed onto grass. Read more …

Jun
10
2020
Ruby Taylor

May – June forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Elderflower fritters, anyone? Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shows us how to make a delicious early summer delicacy in her May – June forage of the month. Read more …

May
27
2020
Nick Mann

Blossom, blossom and more blossom!

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Nick Mann of Habitat Aid charts a five month journey of beautiful blossom and how people and pollinators alike can benefit from its bounty. Read more …

May
20
2020
Sarah Young

The 12 principles of permaculture: a way forward

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We share a guest post from Ethical.net, in which Elizabeth Waddington sets out the twelve principles of permaculture. There’s plenty more to it than gardening, we promise! Read more …

Apr
28
2020
Ruby Taylor

April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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In her April forage of the month, Ruby Taylor of Native Hands takes the sting out of nettles with a delicious soup recipe. Read more …

Apr
8
2020
Ruby Taylor

March – April forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her March – April forage of the month, starring cleavers and nettles in a springtime tonic we can appreciate all the more in these challenging times. Read more …

Feb
26
2020
Ruby Harrison

Could you be a recorder for the Nature’s Calendar project with the Woodland Trust?

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The Woodland Trust share the latest findings from their Nature’s Calendar project and invite you to get involved as one of the thousands of volunteers who make it happen each year. Read more …

Feb
5
2020
Ruby Taylor

February forage of the month with Ruby Taylor

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Bramble tips are on the menu with spring approaching, as Ruby Taylor of Native Hands shares her February forage of the month. Read more …

Jan
29
2020
Ruby Harrison

Could you help save ancient woodlands as a “threat detector” with the Woodland Trust?

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As the number of UK ancient woodlands threatened by built development tops the 1000 mark, we hear from Ruby Harrison at the Woodland Trust about their volunteer “threat detectors” and how you can join them. Read more …

Jan
22
2020
Nick Mann

Hedgelaying for wildlife: it’s worth the effort

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We hear from Nick Mann of Habitat Aid about why hedgelaying for wildlife is well worth the effort – and the workout – it entails. Read more …

Jan
8
2020
Ruby Harrison

How invasive non-native species threaten our woods and what we can do to help

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Approximately 2000 non-native plant and animal species have been introduced into the UK, causing irreparable damage and changing landscapes forever. The Woodland Trust looks at how non-native species are invading UK woodlands and what can be done to stop the spread. Read more …

Dec
18
2019
Nick Mann

Wildflower meadows in spring: what to look forward to

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As the winter solstice approaches, Nick Mann of Habitat Aid takes a welcome look forward to the delights of his wildflower meadows in spring. Read more …

Dec
4
2019
Eloise Sentito

“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room”

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With the end of 2019 drawing near, nomadic handweaver Eloïse Sentito reflects on a year of significant change, living on the edge while spinning, dyeing and weaving her way from Brittany to Devon.
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Jun
11
2019
Nick Mann

In the meadow: rediscovering the extraordinary ordinary

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As summertime nears, Nick Mann of Habitat Aid shares a snapshot of a Somerset meadow, rediscovering the extraordinary ordinary of the nature found within. Read more …

May
9
2019
Ele Waters

Fancy joining the Pentiddy Woods family on an immersive 9 month internship?

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Here’s your chance! We hear from Ele and Anthony at Pentiddy Woods about a unique learning opportunity on offer from October 2019. Read more …

Mar
7
2019
Scarlett Penn

From folk music to pheasants with Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK

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Scarlett Penn of WWOOF UK recounts a thought-provoking evening of music and debate, after encountering a pheasant-shooting party in a Shropshire pub.

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Feb
26
2019
Nick Mann

Plants for bees in late winter: how your garden can help them through

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If it’s warm in February the bees will be in trouble. Nick Mann of Habitat Aid explains how you can do your bit to help them by planting winter bee plants in your garden.

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Feb
14
2019
Emily Fawcett

The surprising benefits of harvesting wild foods – more than you’d expect!

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In this article, Emily Fawcett and Charlie Loram of the Old Way look at the less visible benefits of harvesting wild foods.

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Feb
5
2019
Jo Cartmell

How to start a native wildflower meadow in 6 easy steps

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Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares her six easy steps to welcome in the wildlife by turning a garden lawn into a native wildflower meadow.

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