I AM still trying to work out if we are in winter or are we experiencing an extended autumn. The reason I say this is because the other day we had a little cold snap and it was the first time since last winter I had to scrape ice off of my car windscreen in Read more about Tricked into thinking that spring has already arrived[…]
Click on the pdf image below to download or view the informative 6-page newsletter (4.82Mb) You can read about my Walks On The Wild Side along with David Brown from the Avon Bat Group plus lots of other news of the excellent work carried out by Kings Weston Action Group in 2013 and their plans Read more about Kings Weston Action Group’s Autumn Update[…]
Well, that’s the end of a fantastic two-day schools event at the Kings Weston Estate, and what an incredible estate it is too; steeped in history dating back to 1761, when the mansion house was built. Over the last two days, I have been working with four local schools surrounding the estate on behalf of the Kings Read more about Kings Weston Estate Schools event[…]
A fantastic one-off walk on behalf of the University of Bristol Earth Science department’s Bristol Dinosaur Project. I will be leading a walk “back in time” to see where Bristol’s very own dinosaur was found on Bristol Downs. We will be meeting at Bristol museum on Queens Road on Saturday 2nd November at 10.30am. We Read more about Bristol Dinosaur Walk[…]
As part of the programme of events at Stoke Park, I led a fungus walk. This was a walk with a difference; it was not a race around the park with baskets in hand to see how many edible species we could find to eat, but more about the secret world of fungi and looking Read more about The Search for the Beef Steak Fungus[…]
The weekend has been great! I had the pleasure to work at Northern Slopes in Knowle, Bristol for the Wild City “Wildfest” and Northern Slopes initiative week. There were lots of events taking place such as live music, bird and bat box making, and an amazing selection of Falcons and Owls from “Owl Occasions”. I led a walk Read more about Wildfest at Northern Slopes Bristol[…]
Today I had the pleasure to work with 100 students (phew!) from local Filton Avenue junior school in Lockleaze, here in Bristol. Working for the “Wild City” project, we are putting together an eco-type orienteering trail around Stoke Park. The students, armed with clip boards and pencils, played nature detectives, and found and then identified lots of Read more about Local school helping out with ECO trails[…]
We had a really great day on Sunday; possibly my largest group ever with 55 people including lots of children! Everyone was asking loads of questions and even the children got a chance to light a fire with a fungus.
A fantastic turnout today for my fungus walk at Stoke Park. Thank you to all of my 55 guests! The sun was shining too, fantastic to see lots of children asking lots of questions and even finding and identifying fungus for me. We wondered the woods and found several species, including the beefsteak fungus (pictured) Read more about Today’s fungus walk[…]
Steve has been shortlisted for the “Lifetime Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom” award. This is a national event , so even to have gotten this far is a great honour. Your vote could be vital in helping hime to achieve this national award! [Update] Steve is now one of the top two finalists and has Read more about Lifetime Contribution to Learning Outside the Classroom[…]
This was produced for the use of the British Society of Plant Pathology with the help of Kate Tomlinson to promote UK Fungus Day , which is on the 13th October. If you liked this , watch the companion video , UK Fungus Day: Uses of Fungi, and also see the rest of my videos Read more about UK Fungus Day: When Fungi Attack Trees[…]
Last Friday evening , I had the pleasure of attending the leaving party held for Peter Holt, Bristol council’s Director of Communications ,held at City Hall. It was a rare occasion for me to appear in a suit instead of my usual gear!