7 of the Best Birding Tours with Local Wildlife Specialists

Doñana Delights Tour – Inglorious Bustards Boasting a truly remarkable mosaic of habitats, ranging from Stone Pine woodland and open grassland to sprawling marshlands, the Coto Doñana makes for some of the most diverse birdwatching in Europe. In the Coto del Rey area, visitors have the chance to encounter the mighty Spanish Imperial Eagle, as…

Conserving Natural Resources Through Space Technologies

According to WWF, deforestation accounts for 15% of all greenhouse gas emissions. This staggering figure highlights the need to protect our natural resources in order to act against the negative impacts of climate change. One way new projects are working to conserve natural resources and wildlife is through the use of space enabled technologies. From…

Welsh Angels, by Hannah Rudd

Within the past week scientists have observed one of the worlds rarest sharks alive and well off the Welsh coast. Prior to these observations, it was believed that the Canary Islands were the last remaining stronghold of angelsharks globally, yet recent evidence suggests that they have a secret refuge in Welsh waters. So what exactly…

Winter walks in the city, by Frances Jones

I’ve been making a conscious effort, since January 1st, to notice nature in the grey bleakness of the city in winter. One morning last week, buttoned up against the irrepressible sleet and the bitter cold, I was walking fast through an industrial park in South London, having deposited my car at the mechanic. Following my…

Designing a Bird-Friendly Garden Landscape

If you are designing your garden to create a really bird-friendly landscape then there are a number of factors to take into account. The aim is to recreate the natural landscape where the birds live, as far as possible, so they feel at home in your habitat. Try heading out to a park or natural…

New Nature Magazine – January edition

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…

Adventures in Conservation, by Andrew Gorton

Moving to the North Norfolk coast from London in 2007, I realised how little I knew about the beautiful countryside I found myself in. Fortunately, this part of the country is not lacking in opportunities to explore and develop a burgeoning passion for conservation and wildlife. I’d also begun a degree in natural sciences with…

Another ‘wild’ year in retrospect

2018 has been a year of ups and downs; although, thankfully, mostly ups. The year marked by a great deal of personal and professional opportunities, myriad wonderful wild encounters and a whole host of new experiences. As is customary on this blog, I thought I would dedicate some time to knocking up something which vaguely…

High-altitude forest to save rare trees and boost mountain wildlife

A new high-altitude forest of 10,000 rare mountain trees supporting wildlife including golden eagles and mountain hares is to be planted near Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands by Trees for Life next spring. The waist-high trees form a unique and important wildlife-rich habitat called montane scrub. This should be common between woodlands and open…

10 Tips for Nature Bloggers, with Kate on Conservation

I started this website as a place to express my interest in the natural world and to share sightings and photographs from my local ventures. Truth be told, I never planned to start writing; although five-years in, here I am, waffling regularly about myriad environmental topics and thoroughly enjoying myself. Blogging, ultimately, is about finding…

Forestry Commission Launches New Project to Diversify Nature Writing

As part of celebrations to mark its centenary in 2019, the Forestry Commission has launched a new writing competition to diversify nature writing. From Wordsworth to J.K Rowling, England’s forests have inspired characters and chronicles that have shaped the nation’s literary history for centuries. Now, for the first time, the Forestry Commission is opening applications…