St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Archive for July 2016

Could hipsters be good for the environment?

After the success of our Gillian Clifton Guest Blogs (catch up here if you missed it!) the team here at St Nicks have decided to feature regular “opinion pieces” from staff and volunteers. They are intended to be a bit lighthearted and raise issues and conversations you might not have thought about before. We hope […]

Posted 27 July 2016 | Categories: Inspiration, Opinion Piece | Tags: chocolate, circular economy, custard, fun, hipsters, opinion, recycle, reuse, sink, sustainability, upcycle

July 2016: Spotlight on.. Dragonflies

The dragonfly is one of the truly charismatic insects – colourful, darting, elusive, captivating and possessing amazing aerobatic skills. Almost any water body will attract them – ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, rock pools, estuaries, peat bogs, waterfalls, puddles. Their evocative family names beautifully describe their brief lives: skimmers, darters, hawkers, chasers. Most adult dragonflies live […]

Posted 26 July 2016 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: common darter, damselflies, dragonflies, Large Red Damselfly, Southern Hawker

Wildwatch: June 2016

Highlights All-day chorus, bright meadows  and the return of a damned elusive plant. Where have all the butterflies gone?  Hoverflies and bugs make up for them! Birds There was plenty of birdsong at St Nicholas Fields in June in spite of dull or damp weather on most of the five Wildwatch Wednesdays in the month. […]

Posted 12 July 2016 | Categories: Uncategorized, Wildwatch

What could BREXIT mean for recycling and waste management?

If by now you haven’t heard the news the referendum results are in. The leave campaign has been successful and negotiations are now being carried out to make our exit from the European Union a reality. The vote was a close one, only 1.9% separated leave and remain so whilst the country may not be […]

Posted 1 July 2016 | Categories: Recycling, Waste and recycling | Tags: brexit, change, City of York Council, EU, recycling, referendum, service, waste