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This Wild Land

Yorkshire Dales National Park In this year’s programme we have a session dedicated to upland Britain. Taking three different perspectives, we will give a flavour of the wonder and the complexity surrounding these high profile (forgive the pun) landscapes. For some, the uplands of Britain represent a forbidding wildness. Away from the safety of the …

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Tansy beetle in search of real estate to create lasting eco legacy in York

An artist is searching for a space in the city centre to create a lasting eco art mural, featuring a giant green beetle. The tansy beetle is a creepy-crawlie jewel in the city of York’s crown. Until recently, this startlingly beautiful insect faced extinction in the UK and our flood-prone river banks were the only …

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A Nightingale Sang – 10th Anniversary Booklet

“A glorious, moving and beautiful thing” is how Helen Macdonald describes New Networks for Nature. She spoke at the maiden event in 2009, a year before my own first experience of this consistently inspiring, uplifting, occasionally challenging but always entertaining autumnal gathering. Writing in A Nightingale Sang, the New Networks for Nature magazine for 2018 …

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Politics of Nature: question time at New Networks for Nature in November 2018

New Networks for Nature has always been politically independent, but our programmes have had an increasingly sharp political edge to them as the threats to the natural world have become ever clearer and this is explicitly highlighted in some of the sessions scheduled for 2018.   On Friday 16 November, for example, the day begins and …

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