Fright-Night for the Creatures of the Dark

October to January is a fun season full of festivities and revelry as we rally against the dying of the light and the gathering dark. After the year turns past Autumn equinox and the days begin to grow shorter we gather together and hold celebrations to mark events such as halloween and bonfire night (and …

A Nature ‘How To’: Have a WILD Summer holiday (ideas for families, or engaging your own inner child!)

Hooray! School is out for summer! With long weeks ahead of unlimited adventure, there is so much opportunity for connecting with nature and having a WILD Summer holiday. The average summer break is 6 weeks, that’s 42 days, So I have put together a list of 42 inspiring ideas, for ways to re-wild your (inner)child! …

A Nature ‘How To’: Plant For Pollinators

How to: plant for pollinators April marks the start of gardening season for many people. Gardening is possibly one of the UK’s most popular hobbies or past times, enjoyed by all ages and backgrounds, right across the country. Whether you live in a rural idyll or in the heart of a bustling city, have acres …

A Nature ‘How To’: Build a Wildlife Pond

How to: Build a Wildlife Pond One of the most important elements of any habitat is water. Wildlife from birds to bees all need to drink daily, and many also need to bathe regularly to maintain their plumage or coat in good condition even in the winter. Other creatures, including amphibians and a huge range of …

A Nature ‘How To’: Helping Hedgehogs

Have you heard the recent news? On 7th February a new report (Published jointly by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).) revealed that hedgehog numbers have plummeted by half since the year 2000! This is very worrying news indeed! From Beatrix Potter stories to console game characters, the …

A Nature ‘How To’: Feeding Garden Birds

How to: Feeding Garden Birds Do you feed the birds in your garden? In the UK, gardens cover a larger area than all the nature reserves put together, making our homes an invaluable resource for wildlife. Gardens are especially important as places of refuge during winter, particularly when food becomes increasingly hard to find in …

National Walking Month: Visit the Old Lady of Ha’naker Hill

Walk through the Holloway up to Halnaker Windmill A short linear walk, 1mile/ km each way Limited parking available off A285, north-east of Halnaker village Includes two stiles, and a gentle gradual uphill. To mark National Mills Weekend, half way through both National Walking Month and Local & Community History Month, what better way to …