St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Category: Natural Habitats

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

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

Adventures in the Becks

We have spent a lot of time in and around the becks this year. In a year when we’ve all had to keep our distance from one another, spending hours exploring Tang Hall and Osbaldwick Becks from the water, as well the overgrown banks, has been a thoroughly rewarding but responsible activity to keep us […]

Posted 18 November 2020 | Categories: Inspiration, Natural Habitats, Wildwatch