30 Days Wild – Going Wild In Your City

Long Tail Tit Forest Farm Cardiff

It’s the season to get wild! Yes it’s that time of year, The Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild! For every day in June we’re invited to take a walk on the wild side, and to spend one extra moment to really notice who we share our neighbourhoods with. Last year’s highlights for me were discovering […]

Wild Therapy – Go With The Flow – Mindfulness

Oxeye Daisies

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I’ll be sharing stories and snippets about how giving myself time and space to be in nature has helped me with my own journey. One of the best things about spending time outdoors in nature is that you can just be. When you’re there, there’s no end […]

Wild Therapy – Nothing’s Perfect, And That’s OK

Robin Forest Farm Cardiff

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and I’ll be sharing stories and snippets about how giving myself time and space to be in nature has helped me with my own journey. This one is quite a personal one for me. Something that affects me every day, and is, to put it bluntly, a right […]

Charming Goldfinch

Goldfinch

Listening to birdsong out of your window can give you a pretty good idea of which birds you share your neighbourhood with. On a typical day on my street I’ve got various gulls yelling at each other on the industrial estate, feral and wood pigeons lazily cooing from the rooftops, and the bickering of house […]

Little Spring Things

Wood Anemone

The arrival of spring is like waiting for a bus. Firstly the signs are small, few and far between. The odd bird call and a feisty primrose fighting against the chilly showers and cold snaps. But all of a sudden everything seems to arrive at once. The trees and hedges are bursting with colour, you […]

All A Flutter

On a spring day when the sun is winning the fight against the still very wintery feeling showers, there’s nothing better than getting outside, filling yourself with all those feel good endorphins and witnessing some nature magic. I headed over to Parc Slip Nature Reserve near Bridgend to see what a bright April day could […]

Spawn to be Wild

Frogspawn

Everyone has something they get excited about to signal the first signs of spring. For some, it’s primroses and daffs, their cheery yellow flowers a sure sign that the coldest weather has passed. For others, it’s the volume being cranked up to 11 in the dawn chorus on the way to work as the mornings […]

Exploring Pen y Fan

Brecon Beacons

Over the weekend me and my little grrl gang (my girlfriend and my dog) went to make the most of the bright Welsh winter sunshine by exploring our highest local peak – Pen y Fan. Only an hour from Cardiff, the wild and rugged mountains of the Brecon Beacons are a world away from our […]

Shelduck In The City

Shelduck at Roath Park, Cardiff

The tree lined Victorian boating lake in Roath Park is home to some of our most familiar faces – mute swans, Canada geese, greylag geese and more mallards than you can shake a stick at (very carefully, from a distance, without disturbing them!). It also provides a rest spot for those passing by on the […]

No New M4: A Bumblebees Plea

Today is World Wetlands Day, and I cannot stop thinking about the fact that whilst we are celebrating and cherishing these amazing places to visit, that South Wales’ very own wetland haven is threatened with destruction. This year the Welsh Government are voting to rip up the Gwent Levels, all for 10 minutes less spent […]