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FSC BioLinks Project

In 2016 the Field Studies Council (FSC) were awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a project to address the lack of people able to identify and record difficult species groups, with a focus on the West Midlands and South East regions of England. [Read More]

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New Nature: March 2018

Traditionally, March is the first month of Spring: a time of pleasant birdsong, early blooms and fresh, new life. This year, things appear somewhat different. Storm Emma and the ‘Beast from the East’ have collided and merged and Britain, for the most part, finds itself enduring what seems to many like a second Winter. Snow blankets the floor, ice our rivers and lakes and, generally, conditions outside seem rather horrid, both from a human perspective and from that of the wildlife set to suffer should such conditions continue. The only positive aspect of the latest bout of bad weather being that many of us, concealed in the relative warmth of our homes, now have ample time to catch up on reading… [Read More]

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We’re Recruiting!

We are currently recruiting for a new Administrator! Read on for details! [Read More]

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Eco-Warriors: Ways to Help the Ocean

A few ideas to get you started – whether you do them all or one, you are adding to the thousands of others that are making contributions to help our oceans. [Read More]

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Signs of Spring

“It is a moment of quickening, of rebirth. The old, lovely story: life surging back, despite everything, once again. However spring finds you – birdsong, blossom or spawn – it is a signal: the earth turning its ancient face back to the sun.”

Melissa Harrison – ‘Spring: An Anthology for the Changing Seasons’ [Read More]

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New Nature: February 2018

It’s been a very busy time lately with lots of interesting environmental news being released this month. Don’t worry if you missed any of it though, as in this issue of New Nature, Abby Condliffe gives us 10 easy ways to help the environment right now (p.26), and our own Emma Pereira recaps the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (p.41) looking at just how connected all of us are to the natural world! Later, Lucia Speroni rounds everything off by looking at the impact of plastic in the North Atlantic (p.30). [Read More]

Books and Reviews

Book Review: Saltmarsh by Clive Chatters

Saltmarshes are areas of coastal grassland that are regularly flooded by seawater. They form important habitats for wading birds and coastal flowers alike. [Read More]

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Best Blog and Pictures of the Week 2017

We need your votes! We have two amazing (albeit currently top secret) prizes available – one for the author of the best blog post of 2017, and one for the photographer/artist of the best Pictures of the Week 2017! [Read More]

Books and Reviews

Book Review: Winter Birds by Lars Jonsson

Flicking through this book when it arrived on my doorstep I was immediately impressed by the incredibly beautiful illustrations. Jonsson’s illustrations, a combination of sketch and soft watercolours, are skilfully artistic while maintaining an impressive amount of accuracy and detail. This should be no surprise given the author’s vast experience in producing illustrations over a long career. His images do a wonderful job of capturing the essence of each bird species and conveying the cold wintery surroundings and landscapes. [Read More]