FSC workshops on natural history

The FSC council has arranged a series of workshops in London on natural history. These begin with: Introduction to Trees in Winter Sat 25 February Introduction to Coniferous Trees Sat 18 March Beginners Guide to Bird Watching Sat 25 March Identifying Birds by Sight and Sound Thu 20 April Birdwatching for Beginners Sat 22 April Earthworm Ecology…

Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence, Arkive says has mystified scientists throughout history, and many aspects of this biological phenomenon are still unknown.  It adds: Most bioluminescent species are found in the deep sea, although a small amount of terrestrial organisms also possess the ability to produce light Nine out of ten marine species that live at depths below 1,000 metres…

Ashden is …

Dreaming of a Green Christmas.  This includes: If you’re asking Santa for a new car, make it an electric one.  With Award-winning Ecotricity’s electric highway you can travel the length and breadth of the country completely emissions free.  Electric cars have come a long way from where they started and there is even a government grant towards…

Youth for a sustainable future

Here’s a link to SEEd’s crowdfunding page set up for the SEEd for Change project which sets out to work with and support young people to help them to design their own sustainability projects.  SEEd says: “Young people know the world’s problems.  They want to do something – but don’t know where to go for support as they design their…

Bretforton First School’s Peace Garden

“We learned how to work together to look after the plants and the wildlife.” “We hope the garden will increase the wildlife population now we have improved their habitats.” So said a 6-year-old, and 10-year-old, respectively, about their experiences in the new Peace Garden at Bretforton First School.  The school’s Eco Team, comprising students from…

Tree of the Tear

This is England’s Tree of the Year. It’s an iconic landmark along Hadrian’s Wall.  Sycamore Gap, or the ‘Robin Hood’ tree as it’s known locally after being in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.  10 trees were chosen in England, seven in Wales and six in both Scotland and Northern Ireland.  A public vote decided the winner,…

Flying with Swans

WWT says a huge welcome home to Sacha Dench, our human swan.  One woman. 7,000 km. 11 countries. By parameter. WWT’s daring bid to fly with one of nature’s great migrations on a quest to save Bewick’s swans.  Sacha’s epic migration has seen her cross the wilderness of the arctic tundra, endure injury, brave freezing temperatures, and…