Is it a Red Kite?

Is it a Red Kite?

Graceful, circling, dancing; Red Kites rule the skies of mid-Wales and are the symbol of Powys where they were brought back from the edge of extinction in the mid-1900’s to the huge numbers seen today. Thriving in the upland habitat, Red Kites eat mostly carrion...
Igloo or Quinzee?

Igloo or Quinzee?

By Sam Haywood. As I write this many people are saying goodbye to the remnants of snow which has blanketed much of the UK over the last week or two. For us it is only now visible coating the tops of the tallest hills. While snow is understandably a nuisance to many...
Sharing your space with nature

Sharing your space with nature

By Nicky Hedgecock. The drive to be out in the garden isn’t always as strong this time of year, when you look out of the window at the, often, gloomy weather. Once you are out there, however, digging, sweeping, composting and pruning, you soon warm up and appreciate...
Natural art with autumn’s bounty.

Natural art with autumn’s bounty.

By Sam Hayward. I often find when chatting to others that autumn is a bit of a ‘marmite’ season – you generally like it…. or you don’t. I can understand the perspective of those who are not too keen, viewing it as the prequel to winter, with daylight hours reducing,...
Wellbeing in nature

Wellbeing in nature

By Nicky Hedgecock. A couple of days before the lockdown was announced I travelled to the South East of England to spend time with my family, so here I am still, unable to travel back to Wales. So, for someone who lives in mid Wales, teaches outdoor education and...