17.8 C
Bromsgrove
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
berries

What can we do for wildlife?

Mary Green suggests ways to help the environment in 2020. I was talking to some younger people about New Year’s resolutions, and they said they didn’t...
May holly flowers

A wildlife year

Mary Green takes a look back at the ups and downs of our countryside in 2019. At this time, we often look back over the...
rose hips

The other harvests

Mary Green explores the fruits, nuts and fungi of autumn. Last month I wrote about the cornfields we see around us. They’re not the only...
poppies in barley

Daily bread

Mary Green gives a guide to different types of grain. On a recent walk, someone asked me if I could write about different types of...
meadow

Flowers for the future

Mary Green explains why wildflower meadows are so important. There was a wrong caption on one of my photos last month – I hope you...
quarry wildflowers

Heart of stone

Mary Green explores an island with a thriving ecosystem. I recently spent a week on a magical island, with amazing wildlife, spectacular views, clean beaches, a...
plants

Earth and water

Mary Green explains why ‘the answer lies in the soil’. Some of my neighbours are lamenting the sudden lack of goldfinches in our gardens where...
burnet rose

The name of the rose

Mary Green explores why we call our flowers by so many names. I was unhappy to see that the railway people have mowed down all the...
tree

Under the spreading chestnut tree

Mary Green identifies ‘useful’ trees to look out for in May. May is a lovely time to visit woodland, before the trees close out the...
snail

Caterpillars and snails

Mary Green reminds us of the important role played by ‘pests’. Following last month’s article about hedges (and the lovely reader’s letter that echoed it),...