It’s been a very busy time lately with lots of interesting environmental news being released this month. Don’t worry if you missed any of it though, as in this issue of New Nature, Abby Condliffe gives us 10 easy ways to help the environment right now (p.26), and our own Emma Pereira recaps the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan (p.41) looking at just how connected all of us are to the natural world! Later, Lucia Speroni rounds everything off by looking at the impact of plastic in the North Atlantic (p.30).
We still have our regular features too! In this issue, Alice Johnson interviews wildlife photographer and filmmaker, Jack Perks (p.38), and finds out just what it takes to make it in the photography industry. While, for photography a little closer to home, we have Matt Livesey extolling the benefits of winter photography and explaining why we should all be braving the cold this month for the perfect shot (p.44). Elsewhere, Elliot Dowding tells us what fantastic wildlife there is to look out for in the month of February (p.8) and explains why he thinks the earwig is a truly underrated species. Let us know on our Facebook page if you agree with his choice!
The articles mentioned above are only the tip of the iceberg this month and, elsewhere, we have features on everything from rural sheep farming in Scotland (p.22), to urban foxes in Bristol (p.14), and of course the monthly AFON feature (p.36)! It is another fantastic edition and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has written for us this month. So, if it is cold and miserable outside, go put the kettle on and settle down for an enthralling and entertaining read!
Words by Scott Thomson – Content Editor