Ecology

We are passionate about enaging people of all ages in ecological issues, natural history and wildlife.

We run Community Events such as Moth Breakfasts (opposite) and Community Mothing and have run courses for schools, youth groups, community organisations and home schoolers.

We have a multitude of illustrated talks which have gone down a storm at local gardening clubs and Women’s Institutes. We even appeared as a guest lecturer at Birmingham University – examples are listed here

 

The Nomadic Museum of Natural History is a combination of street theatre and education tool. Formulated out of an idea of a ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ and the plethora of natural history items in our house it slowly became a 1m long transportable natural history museum. We have since taken in all over the country to festivals, events and private functions. For more detail click here

Environmental Consultancy

Our resident ecologist Tim has carried out a wide number of projects over the years. Primarily a botanist he has developed skills as an all round naturalist. He has been commissioned on work involving

Newt and reptile relocation and survey work at Moredon Park, Swindon

Bat monitoring on the Bats in Churches project, Herefordshire

Meadow restoration projects in Peterchurch, Herefordshire

Badger mitigation work at Snodhill Castle, Herefordshire

A summary of his skills is available here

Teaching Trees

For over 20 years, Teaching Trees been connecting schools with local woodlands across England and Wales.  We have been employed to run the programme for Herefordshire and Worcestershire which we have done since 2017. It is funded by the Royal Forestry Society and aims to connect children to woodlands and get them to understand the trees, wildlife and production of timber that are essential for all our health. For more details please visit their website.

Traditional Crafts

We offer a range of traditional and modern crafts 

 

-Hand spinning with drop spindles and wheels

-Whittling including spoon carving and animals

-Needle and wet felting

-Willow weaving

-Pewter smithing with cuttlefish

-Sewing

-Leatherwork

We are available to run craft activities at festivals, events, parties and groups.

Past events we have run workshops at have been:

 

Green Man Festival

Folk by the Oak Festival

Larmer Tree Frestival

Lakefest

Spring Greens

Hellens Manor

The Big Skill

Community Christmas Wreath Making in Peterchurch

Christmas Fairs and school events

Stag and Hen dos

Gardening

We take a holistic view to gardening with looking and observing wildlife being key to what we do.

 

ClaN have helped to deliver gardening in schools as well as offering advice and design

 

Our resident ecologist, Tim, can help you run a bioblitz in your garden or grounds to see what unexpected creatures you can find

  

We also offer evening moth surveys or moth breakfasts. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover some of the wonderful moths we have in this country….prepare to be amazed!