Category Archives: Woods and forests

Dawn chorus days

I was up for the dawn chorus alongside a nationwide community of birdwatchers. Continue reading

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Last post for Bob

My good friend Bob Coles, indefatigable Northamptonshire rambler, has died aged 90. Continue reading

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The sounds of Coed Rheidol

I took my visually-impaired friend Marika Kovacs for an early-morning walk to Coed Rheidol to listen to birds Continue reading

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A new Charter of the Commons

We need a new Charter of the Commons to secure equity for the public and to protect our natural resources. Continue reading

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Freedom of the forest

The 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest provides an opportunity to campaign for more access to our land. Continue reading

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Defending the forests

The Elinor Ostrom Award for practitioners was won by the Asociación Forestal de Soria for its work in saving the forest commons of Spain. Continue reading

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Wandering in White Wood

I make a point of visiting White Wood above the double Dart valley on Dartmoor at least once a year in the spring.  Ever since the late Ian Mercer told me that wood warblers breed here I go to listen for them. … Continue reading

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