Summer Solstice

Here’s a piece by our Chief Exec Miles King:   The Romans knew it as Solstitium. We call it the Solstice: from Sol; the Sun, and sistere; which means stopped, stationary.   The Sun stops in the sky. And what a sun it is, this Summer. The sun has beat down on us. Temperatures climb. […]

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30 Days Wild – Get Involved!!!

We’re reposting this from Dara McAnulty’s blog (with permission). Dara is a 13 year old aspiring naturalist scientist and conservationist. Date: May 21, 2017Author: Young Fermanagh Naturalist 9 Comments When we moved to Fermanagh in 2013, the whole idea was to experience more freedom and fresh air – to slow down and feel more ‘wild’. […]

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Lodge Hill: reimagining lost landscapes – Matthew Shaw

On the 16th & 17th June 2016 I joined a group organised by the charity ‘People Need Nature‘ to visit Lodge Hill, Kent. Our group was made up of Naturalists, Scientists, ecologists,  writers, poets, visual artists, musicians, and often a mixture of the above. These are all fairly meaningless titles through as what we really […]

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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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