Putting nature back into the Peak District

Wading birds gathered in record numbers at Dove Stone in the Peak District this breeding season, all thanks to an ambitious ongoing bog restoration programme implemented by United Utilities and the RSPB. Over the summer, RSPB staff and volunteer surveyors recorded 49 pairs of dunlins at the Saddleworth site, up a quarter from the 39 … Continue reading Putting nature back into the Peak District

A sneak peek at an outstanding new book

If, like me, you are an avid consumer of natural history based literature, you will surely love the below extract from Peter Reason's new book, In Search of Grace - An ecological pilgrimage. The book is the story of an ecological pilgrimage undertaken by the author in his small yacht, Coral, from the south of England and … Continue reading A sneak peek at an outstanding new book

Tree of the Year 2017: Cast Your Vote

A sapling pulled from the mud of Passchendaele, a tree which has inspired the scouting movement, and a yew which bleeds are some of the 28 nominations shortlisted for the Woodland Trust’s Tree of the Year contest 2017. Now in its fourth year, tens of thousands of people have already taken part in the conservation charity’s competition … Continue reading Tree of the Year 2017: Cast Your Vote

New hide aims to facilitate close encounters at Kielder

Are you seeking wilderness and great wild encounters? If so, look no further than Northumberland’s award-winning Kielder Water & Forest Park – home, during the Summer months, to magnificent ospreys, and year round to Goshawks, crossbills and other upland specialities. Not to mention England's largest surviving Red Squirrel population. Boasting England’s largest working forest and the … Continue reading New hide aims to facilitate close encounters at Kielder