Magical May Trees: Hawthorn Hedges and Elder Pipes

Woodland flora in spring If there are two trees that capture the essence of the month of May, it has to be the veil-white blossoms that take centre stage this month. One, the Hawthorn, has even taken the month’s title as its alternative name; ‘hawthorn’ when the haws (berries) decorate the tree in autumn, and …

What to Look For in Nature: September

September. The month that brings new school shoes, squalls and storms, the sense of a new season, and… the return of the ‘What to Look for’ blog series! As we feel our way back from summer holidays and settle into fresh yet comfortingly familiar routines, it can become suddenly startling how fast the year has …

The Great British BBQ

The Great British BBQ – fuelled by Bronze Age burners, butterflies and bramble-bashing. There is very little that shouts ‘British’ more than a damp bbq on a rainy bank holiday Monday. Across the country this weekend people will be partaking in two of the nations favourite activities: commenting on the weather, and cooking over charcoal. …