We’ll soon be able to find out exactly what wildlife has been enjoying our new wetland habitat with an ecological study into returning species, their numbers and habits, to better understand the impact of the changes in biodiversity and ‘re-wilding’ of features.
Gemma is a Volunteer Photographer at Earth Trust. If you follow us on social media channels you will probably have seen some of her beautiful images. We are privileged to have such a skilled artist on hand to capture and share some of our activities and landscapes.
When was the last time you went for a walk and felt connected to the experience? So often our lives are busy and full, we’re balancing activities, rushing around, and it’s not always easy to find the time to just ‘go for a walk’. But the rewards have been proven to be significant for our mental and physical health. Getting out in nature and feeling a calm, connection with the wider world, is just as important to our brains as taking an afternoon nap or getting that extra hit of caffeine! Isn’t it time you treated yourself to a good walk?
Mental Health Awareness Week is happening between 9 to 15 May 2022. The official theme is ‘loneliness’ and, across the week, we are being encouraged to build meaningful connections with our friends, family, colleagues and communities.
Earth Trust Farm is home to one of the largest and most significant populations of great crested newts in the UK.
At Earth Trust, most of our hedges are maintained by volunteers who lay them every few years. Although the process might look destructive, their work will allow our hedges to thrive for generations to come. In this post, volunteer Paul tells us more.
Birds are a great indicator species of healthy landscapes, and counting is a simple way to see the effect of conservation schemes – especially at this time of year.
Around the Earth Trust Farm, community reserves and even in our car parks you may notice that many of our hedges are “laid”. We spoke to three of our hedgelaying volunteers, Bill, Martin and Mike, to find out more.
From the buzz of bolder insects, to fleeting views of some of our shyer mammals, seeing and photographing wildlife is one of the great joys that can come from spending time in green spaces.