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Book Review: A Tale of Trees

A Tale of Trees, by Derek Niemann, provides a potted history of British woodland, and details the devastation caused after the Second World War when farmers and other landowners were subsidised first by the government and then by the Common Market to bulldoze their plots of ancient woodland in order to convert them to arable use or conifer plantations. 495 more words

Book Review

Respect the Cow.

For the past few weeks my daily walk to the sea has involved witnessing an alarming cry from this herd of cows.

On closer inspection I recognised that all the cows were females & separated from their sons. 530 more words

Nature

Wealth in Difference

Our choice to dress seven different species of trees with words taken from a poem along the trail in Glencoyne Park came about because we wanted to celebrate the diversity here. 1,672 more words

Trees

Dene Park's Admirals and Emperors

The car park on the edge of the woodland is full mainly with dog walkers but also butterfly watchers. The two groups have an interesting relationship; the latter are highly dependent on the irresponsibility of the former but, of course, not  586 more words

British Wildlife

Herbivory in West Arnecliff Wood

Sam Witham – Conservation Research Student

During my placement year with the National Park I’m required to complete a research project.

It was important to me to ensure the research will be useful for the National Park.  492 more words

North York Moors

30 Days Wild - Day 6

Monday and I was up before dawn to head out to do a breeding bird survey in the south-east of the county before heading into Blashford for the day. 233 more words

Bluebells at Carstramon Wood

How to describe the colour of bluebells? Covering the woodland floor they form an elusive hue, complex and impossible to replicate on film; emitting a cool ultramarine glow under shade, yet at the same time a warm pink-lilac haze in the shafts of light falling between the trees. 1,572 more words