Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
6 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - Editor
Richmond Golf Club in Yorkshire was recognised for creating the best environment project for its ‘living wall’ at the recent Golf Environment Awards
Badgers - Nature’s JCBs
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Badger Trust - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016
Badgers are an emotive subject. There is no doubting their ‘cuteness’ and, since a starring roll in Wind In The Willows, they have captured the public’s affection.
3 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External - 2 comments
Heathrow has today unveiled new images of how expansion at the airport could create a “once in a generation” £105m investment in public green spaces around the Colne Valley.
15 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Oliver Milman
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has said it has put forward proposals for extra protections for bees after initially accusing the Environmental Protection Agency of overestimating the harm caused to the vital pollinators by a widely used pesticide
14 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Bob Taylor - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016
Trees can play an important role on a golf course, depending on its type; parkland courses rely heavily on trees for their landscape, whereas there will be relatively few trees on a links course.
Northumberlandia - The Lady of the North
12 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Kerry Haywood - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016
Located next to the town of Cramlington in Northumberland, Northumberlandia is a unique piece of public art set in 46 acres of community park. Kerry Haywood met Site Manager, Sarah Tribe, to discuss the concept and development of this spectacular and unique landform.
9 Jan 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Les Rae
Les Rae, first assistant at Montrose Golf Links reports that Little Auks have been found dead at the course due to the inclement weather
Frosty the ‘no’ man!
28 Dec 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Editor - Issue 64 - December / January 2015 / 2016 - 1 comment
How many golf courses allow play on their greens during frosty conditions? In an ideal world, the answer would be none, but there are many golf clubs who do and, unfortunately, external pressures usually outweigh the knowledge of the greenkeeper ... and the needs of the grass!
To the bat cave!
7 Dec 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton & BCT - Issue 63 - October / November 2015
Bats are truly fascinating animals – the only true flying mammal. There are over 1,100 species of bats in the world, and more are still being discovered. Bats account for more than a quarter of mammal species in the UK
Kingarrock - history and ecology...
1 Dec 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - James Hutchinson - Issue 63 - October / November 2015
James Hutchinson, Environmental Officer at The St Andrews Links Trust, heads eleven miles inland from the Old Course to visit Kingarrock, where golfers play with original hickory clubs from the 1900s, and hit softer, rubber-wound balls
24 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - BBC
The use of nicotine-like pesticides may be contributing to the decline of butterflies in the UK, research by the University of Stirling has revealed.
24 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Forest Green Rovers FC, the world’s most sustainable football club, has chosen to obtain the services of Complete Weed Control.
23 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Jana Fickerova
A new report published Saturday 21 November 2015 by People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) shows a continuing decline in hedgehog numbers, in both rural and urban landscapes.
15 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Steve Thompson - Issue 63 - October / November 2015
Steve Thompson’s motto says it all. His tireless conservation work at John O’Gaunt Golf Club has seen him win numorous awards, and he has even made an appearance on BBC local TV to talk about his work
14 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Alice Northrop
The National Pollinator Strategy (NPS) was launched in November 2014. It is a statement of collaborative action and cooperation between Government and other organisations to protect the future of pollinators.
12 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Olivia Solon
THEY’RE not called worker bees for nothing. Bumblebees buzz from plant to plant collecting food, and plans are afoot to give them another task while they do it – carrying pesticides to where they are needed. Bee Vectoring Technologies (BVT) in Mississauga, Canada, has opened a commercial production plant this month in the hope that the tactic will lure farmers away from indiscriminate crop spraying.
2 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - Woodland Trust
If you are a school or community group in the UK who want to make a difference to your local environment, you could be eligible for Woodland Trust's tree packs. Thanks to funding from their partners, their packs are available at no cost to you.
Beware of death by flower!
1 Nov 2015 - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley - Issue 63 - October / November 2015
Monkshood, also known as Wolfsbane, is an attractive plant that is commonly grown by gardeners. It attracted public attention at the end of last year when a 33 year old gardener died from multiple organ failure after handling Monkshood