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A recent weekend saw us camping in Lechlade, near Oxford, for a couple of days’ paddling on the Thames. We were able to do this thanks to Simon, Nikki and their younger daughter Kate. They let us use their nice, dry Canadian canoe, while Si and Kate made do with their old inflatable one. I took a load of clips of my own children enjoying the wildlife...
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There we were, pottering in a rockpool near Filey, Yorkshire, when we saw a beadlet anemone. Common as muck, these things. They just sort of sit there, just being blobby in a crimson, static kind of way. They might have a few tentacles out, for a spot of wafting. Next time you see one, get on your hands and knees and have a really close look. See those...
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Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle lists 10 reasons why humans need nature. You can see his full article here. Most of these reasons he lists are backed up by solid science, which increasingly proves the fundamental importance of the human-nature bond. They include the fact that we are hard-wired to need exposure...
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