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As The Ecologist puts it:

“NearbyWild was created to celebrate and enhance the local wildlife where we live.”

NearbyWild was inspired by Robert Macfarlane’s The Wild Places, p 225:

“ ‘There is wildness everywhere,’ Roger [Deakin] had written once, ‘if we only stop in our tracks and look around us.’ To him, the present-day and the close-at-hand were as astonishing as the long-gone and the far-afield. He was an explorer of the undiscovered country of the nearby. ”

Whether it’s rewilding an urban lawn, protecting wildflower road verges, learning about bees and butterflies or discovering the fun of meeting the wildlife that is there right under your nose, we’ll help you with it.

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Content is produced mostly by lifelong naturalist, wildlife campaigner and photographer Jo Cartmell, with help from wildlife cameraman Stephen de Vere and contributions from other enthusiasts and experts.


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