The United Nations has designated the first Monday in October as ‘World Habitat Day’. First celebrated in 1986, John Powell considers the day and how it relates to a project that the CCRI has been involved with – that of ‘Foresters Forest’ in the nearby Forest of Dean.
CCRI’s Project Support Officer Isabel Fielden took a month’s sabbatical from CCRI to work with endangered species in West Java, Indonesia.
CCRI’s Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden while the weather has been warm. She has been pleasantly surprised by the increase in biodiversity in her garden, since the Urban Garden Project started in January 2017.
The winter of 2017/18 has been unusually long and cold. As spring finally appears to be establishing itself, John Powell revisits in part, a post he wrote two years ago and further considers how wildflowers can be considered public goods and how recent changes in EU legislation should protect insect pollinators.
Despite the nights drawing in and the onset of winter, there is plenty of planning to do for the spring. Year two of the Urban Garden Project will be about continuing to create wildlife habitats and to improve biodiversity. Read more in the 6th installment of Isabel’s blog.
Part two of Geotourism in the French Alps. Julie Ryan explores the Geopark site of Col de Bassachaux in the Haute-Savoie
The sun shining has resulted in Isabel Fielden’s vegetable patch becoming very productive. The garden has been full of wildlife and flowers, and she has created a mini pond to encourage more insects and frogs to visit her garden. Read more in the 5th instalment of Isabel’s blog.
As the weather has warmed, Isabel Fielden has been busy in her garden adding plants in an effort to make it more wildlife friendly. It would appear to have been working as she has received a number of visitors. Read more in the latest instalment in her series of Blog posts.
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.
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.