St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Archive for December 2016

A Grinch’s guide to Christmas…waste!

Our Recycling Coordinator Sam Taylor shares her tips for reducing waste at Christmas. Please always check with your local council if you are unsure whether materials are recyclable at the kerbside. This is my “bah humbug” approach to Christmas. Not really. I love Christmas, but I hate waste and for some reason Christmas really is […]

Posted 21 December 2016 | Categories: Recycling | Tags: Christmas, Christmas Tree, environmental, Gift, Grinch, Indulge, Legacy, Lights, Olio, presents, recycling, reuse, tree, Wrap, York

Invitation into the woods

Post written by Jonathan Dent, St Nicks Nature Reserve Manager, who leads our heritage skills courses As the seasons change, our attention shifts from work in the grasslands and becks to our maturing woodland areas. We are in the middle of a five-year plan of thinning, developed with the help of our local Forestry Commission […]

Posted 13 December 2016 | Categories: St Nicks News | Tags: coppicing, hedgelaying, heritage skills, training

Wildwatch: October / November 2016 Sightings

Highlights A secretive bird… even more secretive mammals… Halloween beetles (and bats!)… a new gall for the reserve Commentary For various reasons, we were not able to complete a Wildwatch blog report for October, so this is a combined October / November report. We’ve been looking out for visiting winter birds, and had a few […]

Posted 12 December 2016 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: deer, fox, millipede, Water Rail, woodlice