Have you joined Plantlife’s No Mow May Movement yet?Continue reading “No Mow May”
We’re on the BBC!
Mail from Ian Bushell to @bbc.co.uk: April 12 2023Continue reading “We’re on the BBC!”
Walk in the woods
After the traumas of COVID-19 and months of lockdown, the NHS has been at pains to tell us how beneficial a walk in the woods is for our mental health. But there are benefits, too, for our physical wellbeing; here, in no particular order, are some of them.Continue reading “Walk in the woods”
Why walking, wellbeing and nature go hand-in-hand
by David Feather
On 2 November an event was held in Glasgow to review the benefits of walking in nature.Continue reading
Nature reserve problems
We are not the only nature reserve struggling with increased visitor numbers. Here, David Attenborough presents a twenty minute documentary about Richmond Park, showing us a biodiversity not dissimilar to Southwick Country Park’s own, and wrestling with very similar difficulties.
Please comment below. The problems of sharing our few public green spaces with our threatened wildlife in a damaged biosphere grow as our population grows, and we all need to find solutions.
By Ian Bushell
As it was a lovely afternoon and I wanted pictures of the bags of ragwort we had pulled in Lambrok Meadow, I thought I would have a bimble round the reserve.Continue reading
Last weekend, we stirred up a hornets’ nest with two posts (here and here) about out-of-control dogs in the reserve. There have been so many comments, messages and mails from park-goers and dog owners, all of them pertinent, that we feel we should summarise the situation.Continue reading “Summary”
More about dogs
In response to Simon Knight’s account, yesterday, of being attacked by an out-of-control dog, Sarah Gould left this long and heartfelt comment on our Facebook page. It reflected so many of our readers’ concerns that we have decided to publish it in full.Read on for Sarah’s comment
Your own sensory garden
by David Feather
A few days ago, the postman delivered a brochure from the Whitehall Garden Centre. I was pleased to read an article about making a garden a place of well-being. Very few have a garden as big as the Country Park, but we can try to have some elements of it.Continue reading “Your own sensory garden”