MOTHER’S DAY OR MOTHER NATURE’S DAY?

by Lydia Neave On the approach to Mother’s Day it’s time to start thinking about our special mums and all they do for us, and how we are going to celebrate them. We tend to show them our love by offering gifts of flowers or chocolates, but let’s tak...
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Bats at Bank Woods

During the Summer of 2023, we have been fortunate enough to have high tech bat detectors placed and monitored by local bat expert, David Watkins. These were placed in two locations at Bank Woods. One was placed in a slightly open area, near the highest...
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Woodland Experiences with Make it Wild

by Tash Royal, Content Intern At Make It Wild, we are thrilled to be able to offer you fantastic woodland experiences and activities in nature. Our upcoming 2023 calendar is packed with great opportunities to get out into the wild! You can relax, learn ...
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Dedication and Activity Gifts

by Tash Royal, Content Intern Here at Make It Wild, we’re keen to make it a little easier to have an eco-friendly winter. When it comes to gifts, it can be a struggle to find something meaningful that also avoids any detrimental effects on our world. ...
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‘Tis the Season to go Eco!

by Tash Royal, Content Intern The winter season is famously a time of celebration. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, or just the arrival of snow, there’s certainly something in the air in these colder months. The past coupl...
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Nest Boxes – our experience

by Ines Kisielewski, Partnerships Executive We now have three years data from the 27 nest boxes we placed in our ancient woodlands at Bank Woods, ready for the nesting season of 2019. So we thought it might be useful to share what we have learnt, along...
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Words from our Wonderful Volunteers

We asked our volunteers to describe a recent volunteer session, and explain why they love to come and help, whatever the weather throws at us! Here are their thoughts... I spend the most part of my week surrounded by quite small children and so it i...
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Make it Wild inspires a digital marketing agency…

... to offset their carbon emissions, and continue their sustainability efforts. Guest Blog by Nicola Litchfield, Pauley Creative Like many businesses nowadays, Pauley Creative, a digital marketing agency for the construction industry based i...
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The Flora and Fauna of Sylvan

by Stephanie Kuunal Sylvan is a hidden treasure to both nature lovers and conservationists alike. Like many others during the pandemic, I turned to the outdoors to improve my mental health. I also had another motive. As an ecology graduate, I wanted to ...
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Tree Planting in Numbers

Total so far: 83,234 trees by 9th April 2024 Dacre Woodlands Planting We plant trees in all our nature reserves. We have found they are the best way to encourage nature into the spaces we create for biodiversity. They provide habitat, shelter...
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Nature Connectedness

by Tom Barron, Psychologist, Pocketcoach Throughout history, humans have been undeniably entwined with nature. Our relationship with nature is crucial, as without nature, there is no 'us'. We depend on it for everything, from the air we breathe to the w...
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Ancient Woodlands – what’s all the fuss about?

At Make it Wild, we are proud to say that our Bank Woods Nature Reserve is home to around 20 acres of ancient woodland. Ancient woodland is an important and irreplaceable part of nature, but according to the Woodland Trust, it now covers only 2.4% of the U...
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Father’s Day – Its origins – and a Special Offer!

When is Father's Day? In the UK and USA  we celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday in June, and in 2020 that's 21st June. In European Roman Catholic culture 'fatherhood' was traditionally celebrated on St Joseph's day, 19th March, and this date is ...
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