Guest Blog: Mindful Birdwatching by Joe Harkness @birdtherapy

Mindful Birdwatching   I asked on the Bird Therapy Twitter page what people thought connecting to nature really meant. The general consensus was that there are many ways to approach the statement, from ecological approaches to artistic approaches. A notion that was repeated a few times was to feel ‘part’ of nature as I have […]

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A Pebble in the Pond – new report launched on the future of farming, food and nature after Brexit

  Today we are launching our first policy report: Pebble in the Pond, Opportunities for farming, food and nature after Brexit. You can download the report here Here’s a summary As England prepares to leave the EU we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change the way we support England’s land managers.  This […]

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Reimagining Lost Landscapes. Pale Blue Dot’s Jane King on the Nature of Art-Science Collaboration

This piece first appeared on Pale Blue Dot’s website.   The Nature of Art-Science Collaboration Artists and scientists may be predisposed to different ways of thinking but they often operate in similar ways: they research their subjects, experiment, problem solve and practice their chosen disciplines exhaustively in the pursuit of some kind of perfection. Any […]

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Reflections on Lodge Hill: Watch, by Paul Evans

Today’s blog continues the series of reflections following our expedition to Lodge Hill, part of the “remimagining lost and forgotten landscapes” project. This is the second from broadcaster and writer Paul Evans. Watch   The lane down from the Lodge has a roadblock and is bordered by chain-link fencing and barbed wire. The derelict buildings […]

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A World Away, So Near. Julian Hoffman reflects on Lodge Hill, Kent

A World Away, So Near On May 19th 1924, the BBC made history with its first live broadcast of a wild animal, setting its microphones and sound equipment in the leafy Surrey garden of cellist Beatrice Harrison as she performed a duet with a nightingale. Against all of the expectations of BBC founder Lord Reith […]

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People Need Nature expedition to Lodge Hill, Kent: photographic reflection by Marian Nunzia

Continuing our series of reflections on the People Need Nature “reimagining lost landscapes” expedition to Lodge Hill in Kent, here is a photographic essay from Maria Nunzia @Varvera.   https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=WmWDbBSXAr8&u=/watch%3Fv%3DiFCNoxHXWOE%26feature%3Dem-share_video_user

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Winning Poems of the “Ways to be Wilder” Poetry Competition: Summer Photograph by Amy Wolstenholme

This is the first in a series of pages publishing the winning and highly commended poems in our “ways to be wilder” poetry competition. We’re also publishing our competition Judge, Jen Hadfield’s comments for each poem.   Summer Photograph Amy Wolstenholme (18)   Bluebells bloom from the refuse heap, Plait a crown for broken pots […]

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Re-imagining Lost Landscapes: People Need Nature Expedition to Lodge Hill, by Catherine Shoard

Today we continue our series of posts inspired by the People Need Nature expedition to Lodge Hill, Kent.   This one is from the Guardian’s film critic Catherine Shoard, is cleverly disguised as a review of Independence Day: Resurgence. The CGI monsters of Independence Day will never haunt the imagination   An alien from Independence […]

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