Naturalist, conservationist and acclaimed TV presenter Chris Packham heads an online conference focusing on the Chilterns next month. Chilterns Champions: Outstanding in their Fields, taking place on Saturday 24 October, brings together expert speakers and volunteers from across the region. … Continue reading Outstanding in their fields
It’s easy to forget, as we hurry about our daily lives, the quietly heroic efforts of various people and organisations striving to preserve the best of where we live, and to find out more about it. The Chilterns Conservation Board … Continue reading Chilterns 3Cs: chalk, cherries and chairs
“I don’t like red kites,” says one Chilterns resident of our acquaintance. “Too many of them, and they make that horrible whistling sound.” It’s a point of view. There may now be over 1,000 breeding pairs of red kites in … Continue reading High as a (red) kite
It looks like a timeless scene, basking in the August sunshine. In reality the Ewelme Watercress Beds ran as a going business concern for only just over a century. George Smith, a publican from South Weston, a small hamlet just … Continue reading Conserving a 20th century industry hub
Also, what flavour of food do they dislike? These were a couple of the questions to which we heard the answers on a trip to Tiggywinkles, the world’s leading wildlife hospital. Tiggywinkles – named after the Beatrix Potter character – … Continue reading How do you make a hedgehog blue?