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Engaging with Nature, Engaging with Fun

Engaging with Nature, Engaging with Fun

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

Reflections of a Natural Communities Trainee

Reflections of a Natural Communities Trainee

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

Urging Urmston: Local Action for Wildlife

Urging Urmston: Local Action for Wildlife

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

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 4

10 ways allotment life is better than ordinary life, part 4

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

Gardening key to longer life

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

Mega- March!

Mega- March!

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

Amphibian Appreciation Time!

Common Frog on pond surface

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

Easter Inch Moss with the Stirling and Edinburgh midweek Volunteers

Easter Inch Moss with the Stirling and Edinburgh midweek Volunteers

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