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…