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Wild Wander in Epping Forest 0

Wild Wander in Epping Forest

Beech pollards in Epping Forest Recently we went on a lovely wild wander through Epping Forest; London’s largest stretch of ancient woodland. The excitement started before we entered the forest, in fact we had...

Hidden in the Reeds 0

Hidden in the Reeds

We are very in lucky in London to have some wonderful sites for wildlife in the heart of the city. One of my very favourites, which if you are a regular blog reader you...

High Speed Rail Zooms Closer to Reality 0

High Speed Rail Zooms Closer to Reality

Where is the economic, social and environmental balance? I’m not normally one for blogging about political and developmental matters.  I prefer to write about what is in the eye-line of my binoculars rather than what is...

Tis the season for…. chasing one’s neighbour up a tree 0

Tis the season for…. chasing one’s neighbour up a tree

Keeping a beady eye on the neighbours! During a recent Wild Capital wildlife walk at Fulham Palace, we observed grey squirrels communicating through motions, postures, vocalisations and chases. Here an individual enjoys an acorn...

New Networks for Nature event inspires reflective thoughts on nature in the digital age 0

New Networks for Nature event inspires reflective thoughts on nature in the digital age

Over the weekend I attended the annual meeting of New Networks for Nature; a collaboration of  individuals who are all inspired by the natural world, including field naturalists, scientists, nature writers, artists and poets. ...

London’s October Storm: A Revealing Wind 0

London’s October Storm: A Revealing Wind

The storm approaches The “Great Storm” which hit London in October was a bit of excitement for some and a concern for others. Whatever your own experience of the storm last week, let’s consider...

Sun Loving City Dwellers 0

Sun Loving City Dwellers

We aren’t the only ones who have enjoyed the lovely warm summer days this year. Much of our wildlife is reliant upon the weather for certain life history events to take place. Plants coming...

Visit by a Nocturnal Alien 0

Visit by a Nocturnal Alien

One of the natural history peculiarities of London is that it is here where aliens often land. And yes, in this case they are little and green… I mean alien in the ecological sense...