When we go for a walk in woodland it usually makes us feel relaxed. Be it because of the beautiful smell of soil, moss, and decaying leaves or the sound of birds and rustling leaves. Nature re-energises us, helps against asthma, hypertension and stress, helps us to find peace with ourselves, and might even increase our cognitive abilities by making us more creative. Nature even seems to reduce depression by over 70% according to the University of Essex , which is an incredible figure. Continue reading “How nature can heal us – why we should go wild”
I’m not sure about you but I’m itching to get out planting and to make my admittedly small city garden more wildlife friendly. Of course there are wonderful things I could do if I had a lot of time, if I had a lot of land… but I have neither and want to make the best of what I have. Continue reading “How to create a wildlife friendly garden”
When I was a child we often took in small hedgehogs that still weren’t in hibernation at this time of the year. I have a distinct memory of one hedgehog running around in the living room under the Christmas tree on Christmas Day, he had never gone into hibernation.