Feeding the garden birds in winter is a great way to introduce children to nature
Why were poppies so numerous on the fields of Flanders? And how did they become the symbol of remembrance?
The unlikely but winning combination of folk and punk
A 3-km walk along a defensive wall from the Second World War
Sometimes people are simply not who they seem to be. Take for example, Monsieur Hawarden …
Children might especially enjoy taking part in this weekend’s Garden Butterfly Count
An open letter to travel writer Bill Bryson, in response to critical remarks he made about Belgium in one of his books
Outstanding detective work by Belgian woodcarver Patrick Damiaens led to a valuable carving being reunited with its home in England decades after being lost.
Seed-heads can often be as striking as a colourful flower. Take the plant known as Old Man’s Beard, for example…
Looking for shapes and patterns in nature can transform a morning walk in your local park or forest into a journey of discovery
May they rust in peace
When I saw my first article in print, I immediately went in search of a big hole to jump into and disappear. Forever.
You can’t beat a cold, frosty and sunny morning for a lovely Saturday morning walk
I’m frequently asked why I left the UK and moved to Belgium. When I tell people the whole story, they are often totally amazed.
November is a great month for walking in the woods. One of the ways to make your walk extra special – particularly for children – is to find and photograph mushrooms and toadstools.