St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Archive for November 2018

Spotlight on… Alder Buckthorne: Brimstone Bush

This months spotlight has been written by our incredibly knowledgeable Park Ranger, Sean Garvey, revealing revelations about native shrub species, Alder Buckthorn. Let me introduce you to one of St Nicks’ scarcest shrubs: Alder Buckthorn , Frangula alnus . It’s an unassuming plant that is easily overlooked; but it has a fascinating, and literally explosive, […]

Posted 27 November 2018 | Categories: Spotlight on... | Tags: Alder Buckthorne, Brimstone butterfly

Zero Waste – what, why, how?

On a personal level zero waste is a lifestyle choice where we aim to minimise the amount of waste we produce. This means making conscious decisions on where we spend our money and being aware of the lifecycle of the items we consume. This results in less landfill waste, less recycling generated and no mindless […]

Posted 14 November 2018 | Categories: Waste and recycling | Tags: info, Inspiration, Learning, recycling, waste, zero waste, zero waste york