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

Tree Love
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Tree Love

National Tree Week is coming soon. Taking place from 25th November until 3rd December, celebrate the trees around you and do something positive for your local treescape. The Woodland Trusts are sending out free street tree appreciation kits, and are urging people to dress their favourite tree to celebrate. Find out about other National Tree … Continue reading

Help Yourself
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Help Yourself

Research has long reported that helping other people is a great way to improve your own life too. Studies link it to increased happiness, enhanced health and a host of other benefits. If you’re finding autumn tough, here are a few ways to brighten your days – and other people’s. Join a Community Allotment While … Continue reading

Floral Sunshine
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Floral Sunshine

I have developed an appreciation of dandelions since I started taking flower photographs. They start growing earlier than most flowers and their growing season seems to last longer too. There’s something about a splash of yellow that’s particularly cheering on a grey day – and the bugs seem to like it too. Continue reading

Nature at Work
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Nature at Work

Finding time for nature can seem like a challenge when you’ve got a demanding job. Too many people are stuck inside all day and by the time they leave work, all they want to do is collapse in front of the TV. However, research shows that connecting with nature can relieve stress, increase creativity and … Continue reading