Winter Storms and Fallen Giants

During the recent storms with strong winds and heavy rain, buildings weren’t alone in being damaged. Many large trees, some very old, have been blown over and uprooted by the extreme winds. Although wind is a natural phenomenon, areas in the lowlands that rarely experience winds have been exposed to an intensity of wind notContinue reading “Winter Storms and Fallen Giants”

Britain’s Native Grasslands

I think there is a lack of appreciation in the UK for its native grasslands despite them being a semi-natural habitat like woodland. Unlike woodland, grasslands are perceived to be unnatural areas created and maintained by people for agricultural interests. However, more and more evidence shows that our woodlands are not as wild as wasContinue reading “Britain’s Native Grasslands”