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Art of Saving Species – Guest Curator – Jack Wallington

JACK WALLINGTON I am a landscape designer focused on contemporary gardens that are good for wildlife and us. Working with businesses and private homes, I have designed over 60 gardens since switching careers a few years ago. The starting point for my work is studying natural habitats, landscapes and wildlife, trying to capture wild magic...

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Art of Saving Species – Guest Curator – Jess Pugh

JESS PUGH Personally, I have lots of interests including art and nature. I have always enjoyed creating artwork and I find that drawing or painting a natural scene helps me appreciate the complex and beautiful world that we live in. My adoration of this world is what makes me want to protect it so much...

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Art of Saving Species – Guest Curator – Joel Ashton

JOEL ASHTON I am fortunate to have, through my business, designed, created and implemented wildlife havens in gardens, nature reserves and green spaces for around 15 years.  This of course brings me closer to nature on a regular basis and allows me to see the impact that gardening with nature in mind, not against it,...

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That was the year that was

That Was the Year That Was The intention with this end-of-year blog was to avoid referencing gloomy current affairs and provide some light distraction for both blogger and reader alike, by picking out some highlights for Project Godwit from 2020. Nevertheless, it's not possible to talk about how the project has fared this year without...

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Much to Write Home About……

The days are getting shorter and colder, the four UK countries have been in and out of lockdowns and tiered restrictions like the hokey cokey, and summer seems like a distant memory. November can feel like a dreary time of year at the best of times, so the team at Project Godwit have found it...

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Cross-stitch Creativity From Lucie Heaton

Cross-stitch creator Lucie Heaton has designed seven wonderful cross stitch patterns which are all free to download from her website, as well as from our Back from the Brink website: Willow Tit Pine Marten Shrill Carder Bee Grey Long-eared Bat Chequered Skipper Pheasant's-eye Interrupted Brome   If you enjoy combining creativity with wildlife then these...

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Framing Nature – Conservation and Culture

I finished my book Framing Nature - conservation and culture in the early days of the first lockdown, and spent the following weeks inhabiting two and a half acres - or 0.000000002% - of the Earth's surface. It became a world within a world, and I found within it an infinity of other worlds. The...

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Migration – Guaranteed to Impress

Anyone who doesn’t have at least some degree of admiration for the feat of bird migration either isn’t aware of the challenges involved or must lack any sense of wonder and imagination. A new wave of sightings of black-tailed godwits from outside the UK have just flooded in to the team at Project Godwit. For...

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Storms, punctures, a broken bike – all in the name of fundraising

Conservationists and keen cyclists Jen and Mark Smart may have hung up their cycling helmets, emptied the panniers and given their leg muscles a well-deserved rest after they finished their Funds for Waders cycling fundraiser last week, but there’s still plenty to say about the Black-tailed Godwits that were behind this challenge. Readers of the...

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🌈Fun Activities to Enjoy at Home!🌈

Here at Back from the Brink (virtual) HQ we are looking at new and innovative ways to bring you fun activities and help you stay connected with nature, our projects and all their amazing species. We have also included some resources that may be useful for homeschooling, school projects and assignments. We would love you...

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