Howardian Nature Reserve in Winter

Tucked behind one of Cardiff’s busiest roads is a small, tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Full to the brim of different wildlife habitats, the Howardian Nature Reserve is sandwiched between the Newport Road industrial estates and the slip road for the A48, not somewhere you’d expect to find a […]

Feeder Highlights: Jan/Feb 18

It’s been a wet and windy couple of months in Cardiff, with the occasional flurry of snow and sleet to keep us on our toes. I’ve started to document the bird species which visit my garden, to try and see how I can help the biggest variety of species possible with the food I lay […]

My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

It’s the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend! For those of you who are thinking ‘the big garden what what?’, there is still time to get involved! The RSPB set up this nationwide project to map bird sightings in our back gardens for those who have them, or our local parks, to get a bigger picture […]

Get Involved: Barry Island 2 Minute Beach Clean

This week saw the launch of the 2 minute beach clean for my local sandy beach – Whitmore Bay at Barry Island. I’m so pleased to see a great positive action being taken on litter on a beach that’s accessible for so many people based in South East Wales. Not only will it have a […]

Get Involved: Seabirdwatch

Want to get involved in some citizen science to help protect our seabird colonies? Read on! Now, for regular viewers of BBC’s Spring/Autumn/Winterwatch shows, ‘Seabirdwatch’ might sound familiar. It was featured last year alongside a challenge to complete as many of the tasks on the site as possible, and is now 69% complete as of […]

A Year Of Bute Park, Cardiff – January

As part of becoming more aware of the changing seasons and the challenges that each season brings, I’m starting a monthly observation of Cardiff’s biggest and best known and loved parks – Bute Park. As well as being one of the capital’s most enviable commuter routes with the Taff Trail weaving alongside the River Taff, […]

A Christmas That Doesn’t Cost The Earth

This year I’m making a conscious effort to reduce my environmental footprint as I prepare for the festive season. After a little research, and a little creative thinking, I’ve come up with a few ideas that will help me, and maybe you, have a Christmas that won’t cost the earth.

My First Mountain, Snowdon

At the beginning of the year, me and my ever-patient girlfriend Nat, set ourselves a challenge. This was the year we’d climb our first mountain together, and after a flurry of Pinterest board filling and research, we decided on 1085m tall Mount Snowdon.

Autumn at National Trust Dyffryn Gardens

Despite living so close to this National Trust property, I’d never been. And as autumn rolled in, the arboretum was calling, because nothing says autumn like walking through the trees.