June 4, 2020

My youngest child is fascinated by the word ‘jizz’.  This word often forms part of the answer when a birder is asked how they know that a distant object is a particular bird.  The word either comes from a deliberate misspelling of the acronym for ‘general impression, s...

May 19, 2020

Over the last few months many of you have been enjoying the sights and sounds of spring across Binfield including nesting birds and their fledglings.  I have seen pictures and videos from across the parish of robins, blue tits, great tits and starlings rearing their fi...

April 18, 2020

Many of us have been spending a lot more time in our gardens than we normally would at this time of year.  Even the smallest garden can be a haven for nature and that nature can have restorative properties (author Richard Louv, coined the term ‘vitamin n’ for this).


March 21, 2020

I was surprised by how many people turned out today to help with the Wicks Green work party and even more surprised by how much was achieved.  We have planted trees in all the larger gaps around the Wicks Green field and we have almost found all of the specimen trees i...

March 18, 2020

Nature is magic!  Like many of you, my plans for the week are in tatters and this morning my head was in turmoil.  There was only one thing for it, walking boots on and a 10-mile walk from the front door. 

As soon as I left the traffic behind, I heard a chiffc...

March 5, 2020

2020 has been nominated as Year of the Garden by Bracknell Forest Council.  They are encouraging Bracknell residents and community groups to garden in a way that is good for nature.

In recent months, Binfield Environment Group have been planting wild-flowers and native...

February 7, 2020

Thanks to your support, Binfield Environment Group is going from strength to strength.  More people are joining our monthly work parties.  Our membership, and the support we get on social media, continues to grow.  We now know what we can do even more for Binfield’s na...

January 18, 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined Binfield Environment Group today either at a very muddy Wicks Green or in our drop-in session in the parish office, and thanks to the lovely people at Foxes’ Den and Binfield Parish Office for all their support.

We hung 15 bat and bird...

January 11, 2020

Last week, we attended a meeting at Bracknell Forest Council about the borough-wide green infrastructure plan.  The plan, and meetings like this, will help various groups work together to ensure that changes across the borough benefit nature. 

The underlying concep...

January 11, 2020

Bracknell Forest Council are promoting 2020 as The Year of the Garden, and they are keen to encourage us to do more for nature within gardens, including green space associated with schools and places of worship.

During 2020 we will write a series of posts to give you id...

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