Swallows and Damazons!

24 May 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

A spot of punctuated intervention in the public realm and the wildlife’s flying in! Spring update on the Lost Duver meadows.

Discovering the Dawn Chorus

10 May 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

You couldn’t see a hand in front of your face and as you can see, we started off a bit bleary, but the magic was definitely there for our Dawn Chorus Magic walk last week! One by one, as if answering to a roll-call (okay, the nightingales were a no-show), each bird species piped up,

The Common Space secures Arts Council England Award for Sandown Spectacular, Hullabaloo

4 May 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Great news from our not-for-profit sister organisation, The Common Space…   Sandown Bay’s arts and discovery celebration Hullabaloo is set to be even more spectacular this year thanks to help from The Common Space and a boost in funding from Arts Council England.  Bay-based not-for-profit, The Common Space has been awarded £15,000 to help Hullabaloo

A Walk on the Wetland Side!

31 July 2017
BY:
Claire Hector

Funding awarded to The Common Space for public realm restoration on our doorstep, creating a small but perfect introduction to life in the reed beds!

It’s all about punctuation…

15 May 2017
BY:
Ian Boyd

One of Artecology’s founding ideas is called ‘Punctuated Intervention’, based on an important principle in landscape conservation that we can summarise as the ‘not everything is everywhere’ rule! What this means is that wildlife isn’t evenly distributed in the world around us. The density of biological activity is…

Recycling Bees

25 April 2017
BY:
Sam Buck

A queen bumble bee makes use of an old mouse nest to protect her own brood; these wax cells will hatch her first workforce. Discovered by a landscape gardener while weeding, the nest was returned to a safe place.  

Paper nest boxes!!

7 April 2017
BY:
Sam Buck

Hand-made bird boxes installed this week. These deluxe residences have inbuilt thermal regulation and colonisable external features. These are hand-made units formed from a mix of natural concrete and paper pulp which…….