It has been a long time since we’ve had so much snow for so long but our amazing Recycling Team has been collecting recycling as usual throughout this harsh week. They even keep on smiling; see Lewis Outing’s photo for proof! The weather is certainly challenging and not just for people. There isn’t much food for grazing ponies (they visit the reserve outside of the growing season to help us manage the grasslands) whilst smaller birds get blown around and may struggle to find enough food to keep warm. We’re keeping our feeders topped up and would encourage everyone to do so.
It is interesting to note that while the UK has been battling with the elements, the Arctic has been unseasonally warm. Whether or not these contradicting conditions can be directly attributed to climate change, the cold spell certainly highlights the need to be prepared for extreme weather events. We believe that One Planet Living, the principles of which we promote and work towards, as well as building resilience to climate change are part of the urgently needed solutions to the global problem. Big thanks go to all that support us in our efforts.
Below is a selection of recent pictures to share the pretty side of snow and how our wildlife is coping with it.
— Lewis Outing (@LewisOuting) March 2, 2018