A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature, Advent Calendar, Now for Nature

Steve Backshall to Now for Nature – Mya-Rose Craig

Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written a blog post about someone who has inspired them, and how that inspiration has lead to them being where they are today. Each member is a shining example of a young person who is acting Now for Nature. We hope that you enjoy the series and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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A Focus On Nature, Advent Calendar, Now for Nature

YouTubers and Rap Artists to Now for Nature – Laura Richardson

Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written a blog post about someone who has inspired them, and how that inspiration has lead to them being where they are today. Each member is a shining example of a young person who is acting Now for Nature. We hope that you enjoy the series and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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A Focus On Nature, Advent Calendar, Now for Nature

Donald Trump to Now for Nature – Jack Bedford

Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written a blog post about someone who has inspired them, and how that inspiration has lead to them being where they are today. Each member is a shining example of a young person who is acting Now for Nature. We hope that you enjoy the series and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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A Focus On Nature, Advent Calendar, Now for Nature

Beatrix Potter to Now for Nature – Tiffany Francis

Welcome to our 2016 Advent Calendar series (#AFONAdvent)! This year, our theme is “The Gift of Inspiration”. For each day, one of our members has written a blog post about someone who has inspired them, and how that inspiration has lead to them being where they are today. Each member is a shining example of a young person who is acting Now for Nature. We hope that you enjoy the series and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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A Focus On Nature, Issues in conservation, Species

UK Freshwater Fish: Out of Sight, Out of Mind – Jack Perks

Fish have always taken somewhat of a back seat in UK conservation, with the exception of a few characters like Atlantic salmon and, recently, eels, due to the huge decline in numbers. For me, it’s the underdogs that really take my interest: the mini species like spined loach, which use their gut as a primitive lung; and bitterling which lay their eggs inside a living swan mussel (not entirely sure what the mussel gets out of this arrangement but it has little choice!).

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A Focus On Nature, Books and Reviews

Book Review: Winter – an anthology for the seasons

Thus far the Season anthologies from E&T and The Wildlife Trusts have been wonderful reads, and when Winter alighted on my doormat, I had my fingers crossed for more literary delights.

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A Focus On Nature, Issues in conservation

Nature Matters Conference – Sam Manning

September took an unexpected turn this year as a small piece I had written on the subject of ‘hope for the future of UK wildlife’ for an AFON competition was selected and rewarded with complimentary tickets to the Nature Matters conference in Cambridge, organised by New Networks for Nature.

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A Focus On Nature, Books and Reviews

Book Review: The Wood For The Trees

Fortey’s ‘The wood for the trees’ reads like an amble through the countryside, and as with any walk with a naturalist there are a multitude of diversions and uncovered curiosities along the way.

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A Focus On Nature, Books and Reviews

Book Review: Autumn – an anthology for the seasons

When the package containing this book landed on my doorstep, it was a timely arrival, and was destined to be my “holiday” reading on a ringing trip to Arctic Norway. As with previous editions of this seasonal series, Melissa Harrison has created a perfect match of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose, modern and historic writing.

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