A spectacular murmuration in North Wales …

A spectacular murmuration in North Wales …

Murmuration… What a great word. Distant memories of English lessons at school (or a recent pub quiz) might remind you that it’s the collective noun for starlings and other birds. It describes how they fly together – sometimes in their

Seal gazing on the North Yorkshire Coast

Seal gazing on the North Yorkshire Coast

  I have to admit I was sceptical. I mean, just walking along the beach and seeing hundreds of seals up close just didn’t seem possible. When you do see seals, they are usually on their own bobbing away in

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

Are wolves coming back to Scotland?

The last wild wolf in Scotland was shot dead in 1680. Now there are plans to bring wolves back. What do we think of that? Well, it’s a fascinating issue and one that gets to the heart of what the

Bluebells at Ashridge – a sight worth seeing

Bluebells at Ashridge – a sight worth seeing

  Early May is a wonderful time of year. Meadows and woodlands that have laid dormant during the long, cold winter months now spring into life. Bluebell woods in  flower are one of the most spectacular Spring sites. Yet so

Christmas trees: The difference between firs, spruces and pines.

Christmas trees: The difference between firs, spruces and pines.

We are not talking about cheap air fresheners from discount supermarkets. We are on about the real deal…those alpine plants and trees that suddenly seem to be everywhere now it’s Christmas time. Christmas trees.   We know that they are

Hedgerows’ harvest…. nature’s food aisle

Hedgerows’ harvest…. nature’s food aisle

    There are some half a million miles of hedgerows in the UK dividing up our agricultural landscape. Within them an abundance of healthy and tasty plants are growing, just waiting for you to pick and eat.   With

Foraging for blackberries

Foraging for blackberries

Autumn  is an incredible time to get out and enjoy the colours and the uk  countryside. It’s great for foraging too! There is nothing more satisfying than setting off on a gorgeous Autumn walk and returning home with  juicy blackberries and apples.  

Heathers of Britain

Heathers of Britain

Lovely weather for the heather … below we discuss and explore the different types of heather you can enjoy when you are out and about in the great outdoors: Britain dominates the world when it comes to heather moorland. We

Glacial landforms

Glacial landforms

  Our rich geological and glacial history is ever present in the British landscape today. Glaciers have left a legacy of rugged mountains with steep cliffs and narrow ridges. It is not, however, only in the mountains that we find

Foraging in Cornwall … food for thought

Foraging in Cornwall … food for thought

    OK, it’s quiz time…can you spot the difference between sea beet and samphire, or elderflower and sea buckthorn? We can.  Well, we can now we’ve been out foraging in Cornwall with the excellent Adam Clark. We were staying at