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I’m Livin’ in a Box... Artificial Habitats for Beetles

One of the key research themes within the Sustainability Research Institute is how to build wildlife-friendly human infrastructure. My PhD project takes this concept one step further. 772 more words

PhD Research

Traces of early human activity found on the remains of an ancient woodland

Archaeological research at an ancient woodland in the UK has yielded evidence of early human activity. The site, Lionacleit, is located on the Isle of Benbecula and was an ancient woodland which eventually declined. 320 more words

Archeology - Paleontology - Ancient Greece

A wood without paths

One thing that needs sorting out in my garden is the paths. The root cause of my knee problem could be the amount of twisting as I navigate across bricks and ill-places paving stones to hang the washing out and get to the bins. 214 more words


There Are Many Mens In Our Woods!!!

Well Hoomins, its hard to know where to start with the first of our monthly bloggy doo dahs!

There are so many worker mens in our woods and the occasional worker womens! 315 more words


Coppice in Treswell Wood

I’m very fortunate that my job allows me to spend time during the working day at some fantastic places. Today was one such day as I helped to lead some visitors from the Woodland Trust around Treswell Wood in the north of the county. 222 more words

Ancient Woodland

The mystery tree

Close to the northern edge of Ploughman Wood stands an old beech tree with a series of dates carved into its bark. The earliest date that can be made out is 1971 but there may be faint marks of older dates. 71 more words

Ancient Woodland