Author: Liz Paice

Environment

Front Gardens

Front gardens are under threat! What is a garden?  A garden is a piece of ground next to or around a house.  The modern words garden and yard come from the Old English word geard. A geard was an enclosed area surrounded by some sort of barrier or fence. People

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Environment

Urban Parks

An urban park is a large public garden in a town or city. To be sustainable, a city needs green open spaces. Why were urban parks created?  The country houses owned by the aristocracy and landed gentry were surrounded by large parks. In these landscaped areas, family and friends of

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Environment

Bluebell Woods

Bluebells or wild hyacinths Endymion non-scriptus are wild flowers that grow in woods, hedges and shady places. During April and May one of the delights of England is the sea of blue that carpets many English woods. In the spring the bluebells’ bright green leaves break though the earth and

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Animals

Wildlife corridors

An easy quick way to aid nature recovery is to create a wildlife corridor which is a route connecting places. We know that all sorts of creatures don’t stay put but instead travel around in search of food, shelter and water especially at night. In recent years these movements have

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Alpaca loses battle

Geronimo, the alpaca imported from New Zealand and who twice tested positive for bovine TB, was yesterday seized by government officials from his home in Gloucestershire. After many desperate attempts by his owner to overturn the High Court’s ruling that he must be put to death, time finally ran out

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