Why I’m walking to the Bristol Dinosaur’s home

A couple of weeks ago I had a call from Pedro Viegas from the University of Bristol,  who is leading the Bristol Dinosaur project with naturalist Ed Drewitt. He asked if I could go to the university and meet him to discuss the project. I jumped at the chance. My heart was pounding with excitement Read more about Why I’m walking to the Bristol Dinosaur’s home[…]

A Day Out In Stoke Park For A Real Wildlife Adventure

Well, another very exciting week again! Over the summer holidays I have been working for Learning Partnership West at Southmead and Lockleaze adventure playgrounds, and what a great success too. I wanted to bring hands-on wildlife exploring to the kids, so, over the last 4 weeks, I led the staff and groups of families on wildlife Read more about A Day Out In Stoke Park For A Real Wildlife Adventure[…]

Wild Food: Pigeon Breasts in Blackberry Sauce

As part of the events programme here at Stoke Park, I recently led a wild food forage; a subject that there is an increasing interest in. I think the main reason could be television, with programmes like Ray Mears’ Wild Food and Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage series. I have watched them a few times and, Read more about Wild Food: Pigeon Breasts in Blackberry Sauce[…]

A Hot Summer’s Day at Snuff Mills

Last week, I teamed up with the local PCSO officers from a local school who often come over to Stoke Park to do activities during the summer holidays. In this heat I thought a small camp fire might be too much, so as the group all turned up, I could see the children were unsure Read more about A Hot Summer’s Day at Snuff Mills[…]

Bristol City Council’s Better Together Project

I OPENED my mail the other day and, to my complete surprise, there was an award certificate. It was an award from Bristol City Council’s Better Together Project. The award was for my many years’ commitment to work to improve the life of children and young people and their families in Bristol.   I have Read more about Bristol City Council’s Better Together Project[…]