In the past several months, my partner and I Nick Evans, have consciously been made aware of just how much worse Britain’s litter problem has become. We would often go out for the day and notice how bad the situation was and we would always say that we wanted to do something about it.
As you might expect from England’s most rural county, Rutland has some great walks, whether you are a serious “fully equipped, all weather walker” ready to tackle the Viking Way, the Hereward Way or Macmillan Way, or more of a short ‘stroller’.
Wildlife expert Simon King OBE has released his brand new book on the art of tracking and watching wildlife in Britain and Europe. ‘Nature Watch’ is written by Simon King to give readers the ultimate guide to tracking and watching wildlife in Britain and Europe and compiles advice and tips that ha
During the Autumn months try to resist the temptation to spring clean - so as to give wild life some winter shelter. However do keep weeding and tidying your borders. Fallen leaves can be left to rot down, but remove any diseased material and burn the diseased matter to prevent pests if possible.
Our wild bees and common butterflies have been in decline over the past 50 years. Wild flowers in the countryside have also de- creased, making it more important to provide habitats where these insects can find two rich sources of food - nectar and pollen.
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre summer exhibition ‘Plant Culture: Selected from the Arts Council Collection’ celebrated a fabulously floral opening night on Friday 22nd July and is now running until 25th September in Leicester.
The Foundation are delighted to have been awarded a grant by the National Forest Company under its Changing Landscapes Scheme to plant 2,000 broadleaf trees and shrubs creating new wildlife habitats and parkland areas for visitors and users at the Foundation to enjoy.