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Wildlife along field margins

Preserving wildlife along field margins can boost agricultural productivity is the conclusion of a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society.  The experiment was carried out on the Hillesden Estate, Buckinghamshire, a flat site with heavy clay soils. There was a simple rotation of autumn-sown first wheat followed by break crops of either oilseed rape or field beans, then back into…

Puddle jumping at Slimbridge

  February half-term will see WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre play host to the South West’s Puddle Jumping Championships which says that the event will be “fun for all ages”.   You should wrap up warm, grab your wellies and jump into puddles for a chance to win prizes. Puddles will be available around the grounds…

Forthcoming LEEF events

Here are some of the forthcoming events organised by LEEF. LEEF/TRAID workshop, Protect your winter wardrobe, Tell Your Moths Where To Go With TRAID’s Natural Origami Tea Bag, Thursday 11 February 2016, 6-9pm, TRAID shop Shepherd’s Bush. For once, we’re trying to decrease biodiversity (but only in our jumper drawers!). Join fellow LEEFers with a…

EE Pro

EE Pro was launched late last year by NAAEE (our American cousins). NAAEE says that it’s “the hub for environmental education professional development“. There are sections on learning, resources, research and jobs.  There’s a blog, a calendar of activities, a section on the various groups that NAAEE has working on activities, and a section on…