Biodiversity

22
Sep

A Postcard from Oxbarn Avenue Allotments – Printmaking with Linda Nevill

Postcards from the Plot is project that encompasses a series of films and activities that explore allotments and creativity to help us to make connections at a time of social distancing. In our latest film RBSA artist Linda Nevill shares some printmaking techniques using natural materials found on her plot, at Oxbarn Avenue Allotments in Wolverhampton. In the video, Linda

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16
Sep

A Postcard from Kanj’s Kitchen – Sri Lankan Dhal with Kanj Nicholas

In the second of our series of short films for Postcards from the Plot, our project which aims to explore the meaning and importance of allotments, Kanj Nicholas shared one of her favourite Sri Lankan Recipes. The perfect remedy for any allotment gluts, this courgette and spinach Dhal is a lesson in using home grown food to create wonderful meals to

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14
Sep

A Postcard from Leith – How to Create Anthotypes with Hannah Ayre

Postcards from the Plot is our current project and encapsulates a series of films and activities that explore allotments and creativity, helping us to make connections at a time of social distancing. Last week, we shared our first film with artist Hannah Ayre and we are so thrilled to be sharing more about it in today’s blog post. In the

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4
Aug

Join Us On The Big Butterfly Count

  Last Friday, the Boundary Way Project team took to the allotment on the hunt for butterflies to help take part in the Big Butterfly Count! Big Butterfly Count is a UK-wide survey aimed at helping the charity Butterfly Conservation to assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies (and some day-flying moths) we

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20
Jul

How to Make A Nature Mandala

  We love observing nature and creating land art at Boundary Way. It is all about exploring natural patterns, focusing in on nature and using found materials to replicate these patterns! Over the years we have made many a mandala in the community garden, with the help of artists, schools and the public, and in this time we thought it

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12
Jul

30 Days Wild Instagram Roundup

We took part in the 30 Days Wild challenge on Instagram, an initiative by The Wildlife Trust that is all about noticing and connecting with nature where you live and helping nature where you can. It was a fantastic daily photo challenge to help inspire people to get outdoors and with this being especially important right now for our wellbeing,

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27
Jan

January Fungi Discoveries at Boundary Way

At Boundary Way we are continuing our work to learn more about the natural heritage of the allotment and that means taking time to notice the changes in the Community Garden through the seasons. It was exciting that on our last fungi hunt we came across several new types of fungi and also some different variations of some old friends,

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15
Aug

An Artist’s Foray Into Fungi in Photographs

  To mark the start of our mushroom project, artist Hannah Boyd ran a workshop for the artists and team involved in the project to spark their creativity. The workshop was to inspire the artists to see mushrooms and fungi in a new and exciting way to help them create even more amazing artwork throughout the project. Today we are

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23
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Conical Brittlestem

Their distinctive tall, slender stems and little brown conical shaped caps are the distinguishing feature of the Conical Brittlestem, which grows in little groups. These clumps of Conical Brittlestems can be found at the base of trees on layers of leaf and wood litter. Other names: Parasola Conopilus Habitat: Leaf litter in woodlands, particularly beneath Season:  Summer to Autumn This

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13
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Collared Earthstar

Recognisable by it’s star shaped base and round inner fruit body, the Collared Earthstar is an unearthly looking, white-brown coloured specimen. You will find these fungi nestled on the woodland floor, releasing spores from their pointed holes as the wind blows past, or when they are disturbed by rain or animals. A common but intriguing fungi that can be found

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