Work and wildlife – a late summer update for World Ranger Day 2016

Today – Sunday 31st July 2016 – is the annual World Ranger Day. This occasion has been marked since 2007 to honour rangers that have died in the line of duty (not so applicable to us in Britain, but well worth remembering). It is also a day to celebrate the work that rangers do ‘to protect the world’s…

Brilliant brambles – one of nature’s unsung heroes

  Brambles are one of the most common and recognisable plants in the British countryside. Even from an early age, a bramble’s cruel barbs acquaint us intimately; as do purple stained fingers and lips – the badges of a burgeoning berry harvester. In fact, the bramble is so ubiquitous that, until it produces its prized fruit or snags…