Pocket Hitchhikers

How many times have you come back from a walk and found your pockets full of little treasures of nature?

It seems that some of us can’t help but pick up stones from the beach or conkers from the woodland, small tactile pieces of nature that make us feel good. … More Pocket Hitchhikers

The Story Of Summer In Yorkshire

The only way we can inspire and encourage people to care is by rebuilding those connections that have been lost.  Naming trees, plants, animals and birds gives them power and presence. Rebuilding our connection to the seasons, which sadly have become marked by consuming goods rather than noticing the intricate changes that affect our surroundings.  Keeping a nature journal is a simple way to start building those connections again, you could start with your own garden or local park, you’ll be amazed what you notice when you stop and look. … More The Story Of Summer In Yorkshire

First Signs of Spring

‘It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade’ Charles Dickens It was the Spring Equinox earlier this week. Day and night are almost equal lengths. It will soon be time for the clocks to go … More First Signs of Spring

August Family Adventure – Kinder Scout – Cloughs, rocks, and ‘death train engaged’

It was a scramble down the first section, very rocky and steep. Whenever my youngest two reach a tricky section on our walks they shout ‘death train engaged!’, I’ve mentioned this to friends and family before, and they always look very concerned!! … More August Family Adventure – Kinder Scout – Cloughs, rocks, and ‘death train engaged’