A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature

New Nature: January 2018

For those of you unfamiliar with New Nature, we are a natural history e-magazine dedicated to bringing the thoughts and views of young naturalists to the forefront of public consciousness. Providing environmentalists under the age of thirty with an outlet for their talents and a publication in which they can discuss everything from conservation and topical environmental issues to ecology, education, local wildlife and photography. Basically, anything which interests them on a personal level. Launched in January 2017, it has now been a full year since the publication of our first issue and, as you will soon see, things haven’t exactly slowed down.

In our January 2018 edition you will find articles on wildlife, covering everything from eco-friendly gardening to the ecological impact of milder winters. These pieces coming courtesy of an RHS young ambassador, Green-fingered George, and nature writer Sophie Brooks. Articles which arrive in addition talk of entry-level birdwatching, the nature to be seen on your doorstep this month and even an ode to one of Britain’s most underrated bird species: the dunnock.

As well as talk of wildlife, in this issue you will find musings centred on ocean plastics, brought to you by Ele Johnstone, hard-hitting opinion centred on the emerging trend of wild animal selfies, and a note on the importance of local bird clubs brought to you by young North-East birder, Jack Bucknall. Articles which, of course, compliment New Nature’s regular fixtures such as our starring interview, this month featuring writer and ecologist Hugh Warwick, renowned spokesperson for the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

All of this goes without mentioning a new addition to the magazine this month: our young nature section brought to you by the amazing individuals behind A Focus On Nature. A group who have greatly inspired many of our editorial team over the years and one who we are delighted to now find ourselves working alongside. Here, alongside an explanation of the organisation’s ethos and aims, you will find information regarding volunteering opportunities in your area, mentorship and writing opportunities, as well as a fabulous write-up of last November’s young farmer conference courtesy of New Nature stalwart Ben Eagle.

If you do one thing this month, pick up a copy of New Nature. It can be downloaded for free at the touch of a button following this link: https://goo.gl/3jSALx

If you, yourself, are interested in writing for the magazine, we welcome all submissions/pitches and would be thrilled to hear from you at editorial.newnature@gmail.com or on social media at @NewNature_Mag.

James Common is the Managing Director of New Nature. He is a nature writer, conservationist and blogger from Northumberland. His personal website can be found at commonbynature.co.uk, and you can follow him on Twitter at @CommonByNature.