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Join the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018

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The problem of ocean plastic pollution is coming into the ever-sharper focus of public attention, with images of vast floating plastic rafts and injured fish and mammals shocking the nation. Many of us may be wondering what we can do to help. Well you need wonder no more, this April there is the perfect opportunity to get involved with the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018…

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Three Sounds of Early Spring

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February is upon us and with it comes the promise of spring just around the corner. The nights are getting shorter and there are already more daylight hours to enjoy the great outdoors. Of course, we are not the only ones that react to the coming change of season, wildlife up and down the country is already preparing itself for the warmer days. Here are three key early spring sounds that you should be listening out for during your walks in February and March…
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Dolphins living year-round off English Coast

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The first resident pod of bottle-nosed dolphins has been confirmed to be living off the south-west coast of England. This pod adds to the UK’s other existing dolphin populations, in Cardigan, Wales and Moray Firth, Scotland. Dolphins are one of the most popular marine mammals, a favourite of adults and children alike, and scientists and local people are hoping to work together to ensure these resident populations continue to thrive…

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The Decline of Flying Insects

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It is very easy to take the natural environment we enjoy on our country walks for granted, but scientists are continuing to report a worrying trend. Flying insects, including pollinators like bees and butterflies, continue to decline in numbers, despite schemes across Europe to support them. Perhaps we all need to do our bit in supporting these winged-workers to ensure the sustainability of our green surroundings…
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Learn to be BRILLIANT through Nature Bathing

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There’s a new Japanese export that’s worth taking notice of. It’s not the latest gadget or food craze, in fact it is the perfect antidote to the stresses of everyday life. Find out about Forest Bathing, its far-reaching benefits and how to create your own experience of Nature Bathing via an iFootpath walk…
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Sad Plight of the Hen Harrier

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There’s something particularly magical about seeing birds of prey in the UK countryside when you’re out walking. Whilst some species like red kites are thriving, things are less good for other native species like the hen harrier, with the chances of catching a glimpse of one getting slimmer by the year. The RSPB has just published its fifth national hen harrier survey which reveals sad news for these amazing aerial gymnasts…
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