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Escape the City
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Escape the City

When I lived in London, the canals were my favourite place to stay on touch with nature. I’d enjoy walking from Ladbroke Grove to Camden along the canal – and peer at the giraffes on my way way the zoo. Kensington Roof Gardens were another favourite, with beautiful landscaping to make you forget you were … Continue reading

Bright Beauty
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Bright Beauty

There’s something particularly joyful about yellow flowers to me. On grey days, the dandelions are a welcome flash of colour. I never realised how lovely they are until I looked closely. Pay attention to the wildflowers around you, even if they’re growing through cracks in the pavement. The dandelions are particularly resilient… Continue reading

Learning From the Land
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Learning From the Land

I’m a big fan of getting outdoors and learning from nature so I was excited to learn about some new research which is being undertaken by Loughborough University. Researchers hope to discover the developmental impact of outdoor learning through Forest Schools. The ‘Forest School’ concept originated in Scandinavia, where schools use woodland areas to hold outdoor … Continue reading

Autumn Nature Spotting
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Autumn Nature Spotting

The flowers may be going to seed but there are still plenty of beautiful things to be seen. Try spotting everything on this list over the course of the week. Autumn Leaves. Whether they’re turning the trees into colourful delights or crunching underfoot, there are beautiful leaves to be seen right now. Squirrels. October is … Continue reading

Nature Fun
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Nature Fun

Autumn brings with it a host of crafting opportunities. Try one of these to celebrate the season. Make wax leaves. Melt beeswax over a double boiler (never in the microwave) then dip leaves in was and peg up to dry, either on the washing line or to a piece of string stretched over a cardboard … Continue reading