Nettle soup: Delicious and nutritious. Nettles are a much undervalued resource growing abundantly on our doorsteps. Great for wildlife and biodiversity too.
Despite relentless rain we can gain great hope from the gradually lengthening days and a few early snowdrops emerging from the sodden ground. With black Friday and blue Monday now behind us it is time to shake off any glumness and find a tonic to cheer yourself up. Pull on your wellies and go out … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful (part 1 – birdsong)
A recent highlight at Denmark Farm was the sighting of a kingfisher from the lakeside hide. At this time of year, juveniles are looking for territories of their own and can often turn up in gardens and local ponds in the hope of a quick snack. The lakeside hide provides an excellent viewing point, with the entrance to the hide concealed … Continue reading Season’s Tweetings!
This week’s blog post has been written by Daniel Butler who was teaching on the Aberystwyth University (SELL) Ecology of Fungi course run here at Denmark Farm last weekend. Although the leaves are still on the trees (Good God, it’s late November!), apparently snow is its way and most mushrooms are starting to look distinctly … Continue reading Mushroom Magic
A recent article written by By George Monbiot, and published in the Guardian states that “A week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom.” It continues “What is the best way to knacker a child’s education? Force him or her to spend too long in the classroom. …An overview of research into … Continue reading Helping to ‘Rewild the Child’