Today is World Soil Day

It's that time of year again when everyone should join in soilidarity (I'm ashamed that I can't take the credit for this pun - I've seen it on twitter a hundred times or more already today) to celebrate soils and raise awareness of their plight. Yes, it's 'world soil day'! The changing nature of our soils is … Continue reading Today is World Soil Day

A visit to the Pliocene Forest

Earlier today I travelled up to Sutton in Suffolk to visit 'the Pliocene Forest', a project managed by GeoSuffolk. We are exploring options for ecotourism on the farm and with our own Pliocene/Pleistocene heritage, Sutton seemed like an interesting model. We were met by Barry, who runs the site with a team of loyal volunteers. … Continue reading A visit to the Pliocene Forest

The Five Factors of Soil Formation

If you have ever looked closely at soils in different areas you will know that they all look, feel and smell different. They also play host to different plants and some contain more visible organisms than others. Why is this? How have they come to be so different? What factors should be considered? These were … Continue reading The Five Factors of Soil Formation