Signposting new ways – update on the Willow Walk

26 September 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

Signs of change! The Willow Walk is a 1km case study of shaping better places! Part-living field study guide, community project, urban rewilding and we believe a good example of how businesses can help to build natural and social capital on their doorstep.

Rewilding’s blooming brilliant in Sandown Bay!

27 June 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

The Lost Duver project’s really coming alive now with colour and buzz along Culver Parade, in Sandown Bay and we’ve been snapping pictures recently of this coastal flora restoration. Our not-for-profit co-organisation The Common Space curates this experimental combination of planting coastal wildflowers, tiny bit of guerilla gardening with simple cornfield annuals mix, and very

The Long Listen… Ian Boyd podcast

18 January 2019
BY:
Claire Hector

‘Life is everywhere and you have a relationship with this living world, even in the most developed space.’ Listen in to find out more – Podcast interview with Ian Boyd by Joe Redston

The Christmas Garden 2018

31 October 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Our free community celebration, The Christmas Garden brings light, music and spirit to the Bay’s cliff-top gardens again for 2018, thanks to The Common Space & Ventnor Exchange.

Isle of Wild… Supersizing Sandown Bay for Discovery Bay Biology Week

18 October 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

Island wildlife from past to present, from fossils to live moths and the most microscopic, was supersized into brilliant focus by the Discovery Bay team for National Biology Week… here’s an update on the latest of our science & nature calendar events for 2018.

Shaping the Bay

2 August 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

It’s National Marine Week this week and so perfect timing for the start of the latest Discovery Bay research project which got under way today.  Our two latest work experience students, Christ the King A-level pupils, Lizzie and Alanah met us out on Horse Ledge, Shanklin at low tide early this morning starting with Rockpool

Insects in Action

25 June 2018
BY:
Claire Hector

In celebration of National Insect Week 2018 and to show just how precision-tuned insects are, here’s a film we made earlier… The team here, Arc and Artecology and The Common Space too, work to ensure that built infrastructure and the space in and around it can and does support wildlife/biodiversity. Even the smallest of spaces

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,