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February feels like a lifetime away now, I really didn’t think that you could pack in so much in such a short space of time. I am, very obviously, not alone in this – the other Trainees have also been … Continue reading
I want to share my last blog with you as a Natural Community Trainee. As a resident of Cumbernauld I have seen areas become overgrown and been angry that I saw nothing being done to tidy the place up, or make … Continue reading
Hello blogees It’s time for my third blog post, slowly getting the hang of this! I thought I’d talk a bit about my work with the Urmston Meadows Action Group. The group was created by Red Rose Forest to get … Continue reading
The fourth in a 10 part occasional series continuing with… Free stuff!! Modern life is expensive! Chocolate bars that have shrunk now cost twice as much, buses that used to be 2p now cost more than a new car, you … Continue reading
Check out this study from the Express… http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/570786/Gardening-key-longer-life-Doctors-prescribe-health-boosting-hobby
Hi everybody! Back again with updates from March and what an amazing MEGA-month it was! A trip to Oxford, CEDaR’s 20th Anniversary conference and the TCV Natural Talent Celebration in Edinburgh. First and foremost I’ll begin with filling you in … Continue reading
Light mornings and working outdoors are, for me when I feel very privileged to be involved with TCV. As the last of winter relinquishes it’s lingering grip on Leeds and (Skelton Grange!) the new seasons growth shyly pushes upwards before … Continue reading
A really simple way to be get involved in Citizen Science is just to keep your eyes open and record wildlife that you see whilst you are out and about. (Remember Biological Recording Scotland – BRISC, has top tips on … Continue reading
For two days last week I went out with the TCV midweek volunteer group from Stirling. They have been going out to Easter Inch moss, near Blackburn, West Lothian, for a while now carrying out practical conservation work. Easter Inch … Continue reading
This month we are encouraging our staff and volunteers to get involved in the Bat Conservation Trust’s, ‘Big Bat Map’ project. Bat numbers in the UK have declined dramatically over the last century. It’s vital that we monitor how bat … Continue reading