Nature Notes #1

The descending song of a willow warbler, the years first, catches my ears as I take my first steps into the wood – a sound which, to me, evokes everything profoundly beautiful about the British springtime. Calling to mind longer days and warmer nights; the electric blooms of bluebell and the yellow radiance of celandine; and […]

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Youth Nature Spotlight: Josh Styles

The youth nature spotlight series is intended to give readers an insight into the lives, aspirations and motivations of the intrepid and inspirational young people doing great things for nature in the UK. Each post will focus on a different member of the youth nature movement with featured individuals being asked to nominate others they […]

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An update from the birdtable

It won’t have escaped your attention – at least if you follow me on Twitter – that, just over a month ago now, myself and my partner erected a new feeding station in the front ‘garden’ of his home in the centre of Heaton, Newcastle. Big woop, you might say; though please bare in mind […]

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300 posts! Now, help me decide the future direction of this blog

This post, the one you are reading right now, marks a significant milestone for this blog: representing the 300th post published to Common By Nature since I started writing (waffling, more like) back in 2015. 300 blog posts may not seem like a significant output when compared to other, more noteworthy online columnists; though given […]

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