Shinrin-Yoku

Take two trees and call me in the morning... Many of us work too much, don't play enough, struggle with insomnia, fatigue and headaches. Many of us have IBS and other stress-related disorders, struggle with over-burdened immune systems and all of these things can lead to chronic and often severe or life threatening illnesses. We …

InstaFlora

I am a very lucky girl. I have spent most of the summer outdoors so far, and although I have my fair share of desk work, report writing and so forth, over the last few weeks I have mostly been surveying grasslands across Walsall before their late summer cut.  As a result, my instagram feed has …

The Eternal Herbarium

During my recent trip to Boston, I visited the Harvard Museum of Natural History, where I was blown away by an amazing exhibit of glass flowers by Czech glass sculptors Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka.  Initially working on marine invertebrate sculptures after encountering a jellyfish and being inspired to re-create it, Leopold Blaschka, he began working …