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10 Ways to Enjoy Urban Nature

It’s easy to think of nature as something that only exists in the countryside. However, there’s just as much to appreciate in more urban environments. With 30 Days Wild around the corner, here are some ideas for connecting with nature when you live in a town or city. Find Resilient Plants The resilience of urban […]

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Folklore Thursday: Swan Stories

Swans often have a bad reputation, thanks to the idea that they can break someone’s arm. While it’s true that they have been known to break bones, and even kill, they are much more likely to hiss and rear up (known as ‘busking’) than they are to attack, and are generally friendly enough outside nesting […]

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Cloudwatching

While clear blue skies are uplifting, cloudier weather has its own beauty. How many different cloud types can you spot in a day?

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Wildflowers by the Water

I love the canal near me. While commercial canal developments full of restaurants and canalside shops can be a good place to nature-spot in the city, I prefer more rural canal banks, full of wildflowers and teeming with wildfowl. At this time of year, the canal banks are starting to blossom with new life, with […]

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Blue Skies

Nature’s colour-palette often blows me away with its beauty. The sky cycles through so many blues (along with pink, orange, purple and a lot more besides). From near-white duck-egg to the brightest cobalt, look up and admire the ever-changing blues.

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Spring Rainbowblooms

As spring moves ever-closer to summer, more and more colours are emerging in the landscape. Taking photographs for #rainbowblooms each week (11am-6pm on Twitter) helps me track the changing seasons. The days are getting brighter…

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Rainy Day Adventures

The weather may be on the damp side, but there’s no reason that needs to stop you from connecting with nature. Try these rainy day activities. Go puddle jumping. It helps if you have small children so you can excuse what you’re doing (and a body that won’t object) but splashing in puddles can be […]

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