Early May is a wonderful time of year. Meadows and woodlands that have laid dormant during the long, cold winter months now spring into life. Bluebell woods in flower are one of the most spectacular Spring sites. Yet so
We are not talking about cheap air fresheners from discount supermarkets. We are on about the real deal…those alpine plants and trees that suddenly seem to be everywhere now it’s Christmas time. Christmas trees. We know that they are
There are some half a million miles of hedgerows in the UK dividing up our agricultural landscape. Within them an abundance of healthy and tasty plants are growing, just waiting for you to pick and eat. With
Autumn is an incredible time to get out and enjoy the colours and the uk countryside. It’s great for foraging too! There is nothing more satisfying than setting off on a gorgeous Autumn walk and returning home with juicy blackberries and apples.
Lovely weather for the heather … below we discuss and explore the different types of heather you can enjoy when you are out and about in the great outdoors: Britain dominates the world when it comes to heather moorland. We
Our rich geological and glacial history is ever present in the British landscape today. Glaciers have left a legacy of rugged mountains with steep cliffs and narrow ridges. It is not, however, only in the mountains that we find
OK, it’s quiz time…can you spot the difference between sea beet and samphire, or elderflower and sea buckthorn? We can. Well, we can now we’ve been out foraging in Cornwall with the excellent Adam Clark. We were staying at
There’s a taste of the Alps closer to home in the British mountains than you might think. The British mountains are home to a range of alpine flowers and reveal Britain’s alpine past … Below are some of the more common
Back in March I ran a practical workshop at a North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter event with an audience of outdoor instructors. The theme was to develop engagement with the environment and provide some activities to use with groups.
Purple saxifrage – a true mountain and arctic specialist. Purple saxifrage is a remarkable plant. It is the highest flowering plant in the European Alps, it is also the most northerly flowering plant in the world and is found across