A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature, Books and Reviews

Book Review: Fingers In The Sparkle Jar

Before I started reading this book, I honestly didn’t know quite what to expect from it. Having seen many TV programmes that Chris has presented, I didn’t expect an overly fluffy, soft book about tales of cute wildlife, but I certainly didn’t expect it to be as gritty, as brutally honest, yet beautifully poetic.

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AFON goes to BirdFair – Max Hellicar

The British Birdwatching Fair – ‘the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury’ – is an annual event held at Rutland Water, where ornithologists and nature enthusiasts travel from all over the world to attend. Birdfair 2016 was the 28th annual event to be held, after starting in 1989, and was only the second time I had attended the event.

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A Focus On Nature, Books and Reviews

Book Review: Rain

Rain: Four Walks in English Weather by Melissa Harrison comes across as much more expansive than just its 104 pages. Set out as a tetralogy; each section describes the author’s experience of walking in a different area of England in a different season, with the common theme being wet weather.

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A Focus On Nature, Issues in conservation

Post EU ref roundup – what’s next? – Charlie Hewitt

With everything that has been going on in politics recently and with so many sources of information, sometimes it is difficult to get a comprehensive and concise understanding of what is actually going on. This blog post will hopefully clarify recent events and how we, nature and conservation will be affected by the upcoming changes and most importantly, what we can do to help protect our natural resources, habitats and biodiversity.

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Staying Wild – Sarah Hookway

Lingering in a forest against an increasingly darkening night, listening to the paranormal churring of nightjars, watching their angular silhouettes carve through the dusky sky. This is how I spent one evening in June, part of ’30 Days Wild’. An incredible experience and a life ‘tick’ for me, it was a wildlife spectacle I’d been longing to see. But that’s not all I discovered when making the most of those 30 days.

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RT @bagshawsophie: And also found Cuttlefish bone and egagropili which usually get washed up along the beach. Paphos,Cyprus https://t.co/kp

A Focus On Nature, Nature Reserves

Springwatch & AFON – Melanie Gould

Being on Springwatch Unsprung was incredible. I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity by Chris Packham after I spoke to him about my collection.

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A Focus On Nature, A Vision For Nature

Vision for Nature : Health, Development and Infrastructure

I was recently in conversation with Judy Ling Wong, CBE. She spoke to me about how she sees our towns, cities and buildings as nature. Not just in the sense that there are pigeons and trees and parks even in urban areas, but also in the sense that the metal and concrete we use to build our homes and offices come from the Earth.

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Vision for Nature : Education and Engagement

Earlier this week, I wrote about politics. A topic I’m not overly familiar with, but one that I am starting to get more interested thanks to A Focus On Nature. However when it comes to education and engagement, I am rather more familiar and it is a subject close to my heart.

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A Focus On Nature, A Vision For Nature

Vision for Nature : Wildlife

One thing is certain in life, everything dies. Plants, animals, humans. We all die in the end, but in recent times with the acceleration of the human impact on the world, plants and animals are suffering faster than ever before on our planet. Of course often we read about Rhinos, and Tigers, victims of cruel acts of hunting in far away places, but in reality the loss of species, habitats and environments is right on our doorstep. Right here in the UK.

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