Walks & Wildlife

Christmas trees

Wild Bristol: sequoias in the city

Are you getting a tree this year and, if so, what size? A six-footer? Bigger? How about a simple, stirring stroll beneath the canopy of Bristol’s 100-foot sequ...
Humphry Repton

Walk: Cunningly choreographed adventures

The name Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown will be familiar to many Bristolians. However Humphry Repton – Brown’s great successor in the field of landscape design – ...
Life on a hedge

Wild Bristol: Life on the hedge

An ancient hedge has been helping the wildlife of Bristol (and beyond) for hundreds of years. Pete Dommett takes a look The humble hedgerow is often overloo...

Clevedon: The valley of seclusion

With charming reminders of its Regency heyday still in evidence, it’s little wonder Clevedon was chosen for primetime TV’s latest costume drama. Andrew Swift t...

Wildlife: The big sleep

If you go down to the woods today, go quietly, says Pete Dommett, because a secretive species is getting ready for bed. Sshh! In Cathy’s hand, a tiny, hon...

Autumn migration

September brings change and the occasional surprise visitor, writes wildlife columnist Pete Dommett Remember that sinking feeling when you realised the six ...

Little gems: Dragonflies and damselflies

Pete Dommett takes us on a wildlife treasure hunt searching for dragonflies and damselflies Sit on a river bank, or at the edge of a pond, on a sunny aftern...