Shropshire Wildlife Trust Blog

Paul Hobson

John Hughes garden

A Greek god in my garden

My garden is at its best in spring. In no small part this is due to the Farley by-pass. Farley is a tiny hamlet between Much Wenlock and Buildwas. The narrow road through Farley was blighted with…

Shrewsbury floods with swans in foreground

Flooding - it's only natural

As Shropshire reels in the face of another flood surge it’s time to think about the causes and solutions. All too often we forget that rivers are natural systems, with most having followed their…

Swifts around Church tower

2020 – Urgency and action

What a year 2020 could be. There are all manner of things that need doing NOW – none more so than tackling the climate crisis. Will this be the year we turn things around? A few New Year…

Swan & cygnets on Newport Canal

2019 – Chaos and awards

What a year was 2019. Despite the political turmoil, Shropshire Wildlife Trust was as active as ever. We can be justifiably proud of our achievements.

Elderflower

Elderflower champagne

The elderflowers are just starting to come out and will be around the whole of June. It’s one of our commonest hedgerow shrubs, so it can spare a few flower heads for you to make this delicious…

Worm

Darwin, rocks and worms

Charles Darwin had many interests, many of which became passions. One of these was earthworms and the part they play in the natural world. This passion stayed with him throughout his life and…

Liberty cap

Magic mushrooms or Brexit blues?

Over the last week, our very own mushroom man John Hughes has gone viral with a story about the unseasonal arrival of fungi. In this latest blog he explains in his own words, what the fuss is all…