I know it's Christmas and (assuming you celebrate Christmas) you're probably, quite rightly, spending your time having a great time with family and friends, giving and receiving gifts and generally being merry. However, please give a thought to the amount of plastic you are generating at the same time. Since Blue Planet 2 I have … Continue reading Do you have 2 minutes?
It was with great relief when I opened the envelope from Natural England and read that the farm's application for a new higher tier countryside stewardship scheme has been successful. It will begin in January next year and go through until December 2022. For our farm, conservation management is not only important for the wildlife … Continue reading Countryside Stewardship Application Accepted!
I find it strange how, although we might explore a place on foot while we are on holiday, most of us rarely take the time to explore our own local area, going off the beaten track. We tend to visit the same places again and again, whether for our daily walks with the dog or … Continue reading The Priory to Priory Walk
We kept our heads down as we battled the wind on our way up to Stone Point, albeit occasionally stopping to gaze through binoculars at passing curlew or oystercatcher in flight or little sanderling running about on the beachline, joined in their never-ending task by chestnutty turnstone. The walk to the Stone is one that … Continue reading Little auk at the Naze (wild Essex)
The autumnal equinox, when day and night are almost equal, has come and gone, the nights are getting longer, temperatures cooling and we begin to look forward to winter fires and long evenings. Predictions begin to come in as to where in the UK will actually receive snow this year. The Harvest Moon came upon … Continue reading Rising Tide