St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Archive for February 2021

Meet the Ecotherapy Team: Discover Nature tutor Phil Taylor

What is your role at St Nicks and what training, employment and interests led you to this role? I run the Discover Nature ecotherapy group at St Nicks. I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been interested in wildlife (or Star Trek). Since university I have pursued a career in ecology as apparently Starship […]

Posted 25 February 2021 | Categories: Ecotherapy, Inspiration, Natural Habitats | Tags: ecotherapy, Inspiration, natural habitats

Wildwatch: January highlights

Even though this January was the coldest the UK has seen in 10 years, our brilliant Wildwatch team were undeterred by the chilly conditions and still spent lots of time at St Nicks, observing and recording as much wildlife as they could find. Below are some of the team’s highlights for the month. Gorse shieldbugs […]

Posted 19 February 2021 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: bryophyte, Bullfinch, elder, Gorse Shieldbug, hazel, Hazel Catkins, Hazel flowers, Hazelnut, kingfisher, moss, Otter, Siskin, Treecreeper

Winter tasks: Battling the bramble and planting prep

They have braved ice, wind, sleet, snow and even floods, but our small group of conservation volunteers have persevered regardless, helping to manage our nature reserve this winter, supporting wildlife and their community during a time greenspace has become more important than ever for wellbeing. Of course there have also been plenty of sunny and […]

Posted 10 February 2021 | Categories: Natural Habitats, Volunteers' diary | Tags: Blackthorn, Bramble, dog rose, dog wood, flytipping, Hawthorn, hedgerow, scrub, tree planting, woodland

Meet the Ecotherapy team: Words from the Wild tutor William Davidson

What is your role at St Nicks and what training, employment and interests led you to this role? I run Words From the Wild with Emma. We used to run Book Club and Creative Writing separately, but now they’re combined, which is great! While I was studying at the Centre for Writing at York St […]

Posted 3 February 2021 | Categories: Ecotherapy, Inspiration | Tags: ecotherapy, nature