Spring is in full swing in Gloucestershire, and Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden creating a haven for wildlife. Things have been planted, built and there has been a much welcomed visitor. Read more in part three of how she is transforming her garden.
Today is Cheltenham Gold Cup day, and the finale of the Cheltenham Festival. Find out how it is possible to get up close with horse racing for free at Prestbury Park, as John Powell did yesterday.
With spring looming ever nearer, Isabel, CCRI’s Project Support Officer, has been making some changes in her garden as she aims to make it more appealing to wildlife. Read the second instalment of her endeavours.
John Powell has been fairly quiet recently regarding writing Blog articles. However, in a return to form, he has written this throught provoking piece about urban trees – partly inspired by events that took place in Sheffield.
A blog that looks at the pleasures of eating seasonal food, prompted by the media coverage of the shortage of courgettes in UK supermarkets in February!
Recently, CCRI’s Project Support Officer moved house, into somewhere she sadly felt was devoid of wildlife in comparison to where she previously lived. Isabel has therefore decided to blog about what she does over coming months to change her ‘sterile’ garden into what she hopes will become an oasis for wildlife.
As part of our annual placement student’s time here in the CCRI, they are encouraged to develop their skills in whatever way they wish. This year, Eloise Fresnay has been ‘WWOOFING’ on an Organic farm near Stroud. Eloise has also been keeping a Blog of her activities, and you can read more about them and how she originally began WWOOFING.
Research assistant Nick, has been a runner almost as long as he has been with CCRI. The last few months they have become intertwined, and Nick explains how this has happened, and how he feels it helps with the work of the CCRI.
Rob Berry, CCRI’s GIS expert has been working on a project that has required him to map the speed of rural broadband across England and Wales. In this post he shares some of his methods and the early results.
Research Assistant, Nick Lewis has been out and about conducting interviews as part of a review of the new Countryside Stewardship scheme. Read about where he has been and a particularly challenging interview location!