28 May 2019 by Phil Pickin
Many wildlife species have successfully adapted and learned to live alongside us in the hidden corners of our towns and cities. Phil Pickin examines the creatures most frequently found living in our midst
22 February 2019 by Phil Pickin
How important are our waterways for wildlife? And what species can typically be spotted along the way at this time of year?
23 November 2018 by Phil Pickin
GP surgeries in Shetland are prescribing nature-based activities for patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure to depression. But we don’t need a doctor’s prescription to start enjoying the wellbeing benefits of nature, says Phil Pickin.
24 August 2018 by Phil Pickin
I'm a firm believer in not overlooking the things that are, quite possibly, right under your nose. So I was pleased when, in a highly publicised rebranding, the Canals and Rivers Trust (CRT) decided to reaffirm that the waterways are relevant to everyone.
25 May 2018 by Phil Pickin
For those of us who enjoy the countryside, it will come as no surprise that increasing numbers of people have acknowledged a direct link between access to nature and good mental health.
22 February 2018 by Phil Pickin
A visit to the coast is the perfect way to blow away the winter blues, and you can look forward to plenty of spectacular sights. Increasingly, however, you may also spot things that are neither pleasant nor natural.