Plop! If you’ve ever been lucky enough to hear that distinctive noise, you will probably share my enthusiasm for water voles. I've been thinking about water voles after the recent reintroduction of 100 voles at the National Trust's Malham Tarn …
Dr Jonathan Larwood, a geologist at Natural England, tells us about the treasures to be found on our geologically diverse coastline. We’re incredibly lucky that England is one of the most geologically diverse places in the world. Where better to …
Dee Stephens is a Sustainable Development Team Leader for Natural England in Dorset, who had the exciting task of working with partners on the London 2012 Olympic Games activities in Dorset. Four years on, she tells us about some of her favorite legacy projects. Four …
Forget Pokémon Go – there’s a new app on the scene that’s helping people hunt for some of our rarest plants. Emily Swan, Natural England’s Arable Plant Lead Adviser, writes about the new smartphone app that’s just been released to help protect plants on the brink of extinction.
Jim Burt is Natural England’s Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning and has recently completed a project to help school children – particularly those from disadvantaged areas – experience the benefits of the natural environment by empowering teachers to bring the outdoors into everyday learning.
In the wilderness of Surrey, I went on a tiger hunt. A hunt for tiger beetles, that is. I work for Natural England as a warden on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area. The heath tiger beetle should be widespread on my patch, but is sadly in massive decline.
When you think of an apprentice you’ll probably think of someone in their late teens, so it may surprise you to know that I started my apprenticeship with Natural England in my mid-thirties. To say it has been life changing is no understatement and making the decision to change my career later in life was surprisingly easy.
Mick Oliver is Natural England’s Area Manager for Kent and Sussex. Here he writes about Sheppey Cliffs and Foreshore, an area in Kent protected for its geological features and studied for its eroding coastline.
This blog will be on hold while we're in the period of pre-referendum 'purdah'. We'll be back after the EU referendum on June 23.
Ian Carter, an ornithologist at Natural England, writes about some of the best bird books from 2015 and the highly contrasting fortunes of the birds they describe.