#30DaysWild – Micro-blogging Micro-moments

Welcome to June. Welcome to Summer. And welcome to #30DaysWild! Yes, it's that time of year again when the nation goes nuts for nature, as The Wildlife Trusts encourage us to do something a little bit wild every day for the next month. It's a great way of reminding us to slow down, to explore, …

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 …

National Gardening Week: Picture Perfect in the Garden

Us British folk do love a garden. Of course gardens are popular world wide, for their beauty, creativity, history, their ability to feed us, and to heal us. However, a passion for gardens runs very deep through British culture, from Victorian romanticism, to the Dig for Victory Campaign, and the 50-year broadcasting history of BBC’s …

Something Wild is A-BUZZ in the Garden!

Have you heard the buzzing in your flower beds, borders or balcony? As spring takes flight bees are waking up, emerging from their winter refuges, and becoming active in our gardens, green spaces, and wider countryside. But did you know? Not all bees make honey! As well as our domestic hive-living honey bee, there are …

My Spring Things

Today has been my favourite kind of day. One of those rare and fleeting first spring days, when the world is thrilling with life all around, wherever you look or listen or sniff. The blackbird's song has bookended the day, and in between I spent several busy hours at the allotment. (For more details of …