The latest edition of New Nature magazine is now live and can be downloaded and enjoyed (for free) here.
It has been exactly two years since we published the first issue of New Nature. In that time, we have brought you nature writing, art, photography and myriad environmental stories from those at the heart of the youth nature movement. Truth be told I have loved every minute of my involvement with New Nature and it is fantastic to see the e-zine continuing to deliver under Editor-in-Chief, Alice Johnson. See below for this months introduction courtesy of Alice herself.
The arms of the clock simultaneously point to the sky – a new year has begun. It is the perfect time to step outdoors and appreciate what the natural world has to offer and to start planning your wildlife adventures for the year. Do you imagine watching the glorious flight of swallowtail butterflies on the Norfolk Broads, the mighty dorsal fin of a basking shark escaping the summer ocean, or the clash of antlers during an autumn red
Whatever your nature dream for the year, you can start appreciating the wildlife outdoors now – just wrap up warm and you won’t be disappointed. Our resident ‘What to watch for’ author Elliot Chandler suggests searching for black redstarts, or looking for secretive deer (p8), while Sophie Lewis contemplates the glorious goshawk in her enchanting Sussex Field Notes column. This month we also have a special underwater focus – discover all about our curious cover star on p22 from Roisin Maddison. We also urge you to take a walk around the coastline this winter, with Asia Roberts-Yalland inspiring us to visit Norfolk in pursuit of snow buntings and overwintering waterfowl (p10), while Hannah Rudd encourages us to search the shoreline (p14).
The year may be new, but there are many conservation problems that continue to worsen and must continue to be tackled; we speak to the inspiring young conservationist Bella Lack about raising awareness of important issues (p24). We also learn about the difference one person can make for conservation in their local area, as Max Woods shares with us his inspiration behind starting the Sussex Stag Beetle Initiative (p26). New Nature’s Alex Pearce also caught up with Bird Watching editor Matt Merritt to discuss all things feathered, check it out on p38.
We hope you find inspiration is this issue of New Nature as it marks two years since the launch of our first issue! Thank you to everyone who has contributed, shared the magazine and helped us over the years – the team is very grateful for your support.
Happy New Year!
– Alice Johnson, Editor-in-Chief