Finding the forest

Children enjoy making a den in Epping Forest
Helen Bigham reflects on how nature can play a part in Waltham Forest’s year as Borough of Culture This...

Delights of nature

Walthamstow illustrator Emma Bond
Helen Bigham finds joy in the small things Nature is on our doorstep and research has shown that getting...

To bee or not to bee

Suntrap Centre
Helen Bigham finds local solutions to a global problem Shocking research states that plummeting insect numbers threaten the collapse...

Going the whole hog

Hedgehog (credit David O'Driscoll)
Britain’s favourite mammal finds a home in Walthamstow, writes David O’Driscoll One day this summer we were sitting in...

Wonder of the wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands
Nature lover Stephen Ayers, also known as ‘Wetlands Steve’, looks ahead to the opening of Walthamstow Wetlands As a...

Knitting for nature

Knitting swifts at The Mill
Linda Bryant finds out how plans for a new nature reserve in Walthamstow are inspiring wild works of art Swifts...

A botanical mystery tour

Playwright Deborah Nash takes an unusual journey through the borough’s botanical history As we comb Walthamstow Marshes looking for...