A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature, Species

5 Tips for Learning Your Trees – Sam Manning

Tree identification can be a tricky trade. Here is a short guide to making the learning of our woody friends an enjoyable and methodical adventure through the forest of knowledge.

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Nature Reserves

Residential Volunteering: Winter at Frampton – Amy Robjohns

I’m halfway through a six-week stint as an RSPB residential volunteer (February 2017). The accommodation is a very short walk from the reserve – Frampton Marsh, on the edge of the Wash estuary in Lincolnshire. It’s a fantastic site, with thousands of wildfowl and wading birds filling the wet grassland and scrapes.

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‘The Lady of the Lakes’ – A conservation story to empower women

In this post Wildlife and Filmmaking student Olivia Frost introduces her exciting project which aims to inspire people to follow in Beatrix Potter’s footsteps and become more involved with conservation.

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Books and Reviews

Book Review: The Art of British Natural History

This book is a real treat for art lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike; the wide array of subjects and styles makes reading through this portfolio of British talent and scientific records quite the learning experience!

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A Focus On Nature, Issues in conservation

“A change is gonna come” – Daniel Johnson

These infamous words were expressed by Sam Cooke, in my opinion one of the finest singers to ever live. Although the purpose of this song was to support the civil rights movement, the words are easily transferable.

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Issues in conservation

The Power of Hope – Isla Hodgson

I watched Michelle Obama’s last speech as First Lady of the United States, where she was elegant, powerful and poised as she always is. She spoke of believing in ourselves and our abilities as we move into a world full of uncertainty.

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5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Trees and Forests – Sam Manning

It’s an incredibly exciting time for tree and woodland ecology, scientists are making breakthrough discoveries that are reshaping the way we see forests, and redefining their role in our landscape. Here are five amazing new stories from the frontier of tree science.

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A Focus On Nature, Nature Reserves

A year at the pit – Beth Aucott

At the beginning of 2016 I wrote a post for the AFON blog where I talked about 2016 being the year I really got to know a site – a year of the patch. Well that year is now over so I thought I should look back and update you all on how it went.

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We’re recruiting!

We currently recruiting for three A Focus On Nature committee roles, plus a non-committee position. Please read on for details

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Books and Reviews

Book Review: The Ethical Carnivore

Louise Gray tells a remarkable story of her goal to only eat animals she had killed herself, in order to experience first-hand where our meat comes from. As someone who is attempting to eat more ethically I was instantly intrigued!

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