• Mental Health & Nature
    “Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world.” Mental Health Foundation. It can’t have escaped many people’s notice that the theme of last weeks’ Mental Health Awareness Week was nature, during which the Mental […]
  • Using Telephoto Lenses
    Telephoto lenses have long reaches and are great to ‘bring the subject closer’ to achieve detailed, frame-filling photographs. They can be tricky to use and there’s a huge range of lenses available. Here are six tips and hints to get the best out of your lenses. Prime lenses – these are a fixed focal length […]
  • Lighting up Lammas Enclosure: bad news for biodiversity!
    Several concerned residents have been in touch with EWG to ask if we could advise on a proposed new floodlit tennis facility in Lammas Enclosure, a sanctuary for people and nature between Walpole and Lammas Park. We won’t go into too much detail here as it’s all in my comment below, and want to reiterate […]
  • Costons Lane Nature Reserve Update
    Where we were in 2020, where we are now, and where we are going in 2021. Includes a gallery of wildlife and an update on the progress of the site so far.
  • Night Skies over Ealing: The Winter Circle
    I’m trying something new, a night sky guide for us city dwellers. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Ealing and most of West London is very light polluted, on the Bortle Scale ( a scale that ranks light pollution) we are a Bortle class 8 out of 9. Class 1 is […]
  • 10 Ways to Make your Garden a Winter Haven for Wildlife
    As the growing season winds down, people are starting to tidy their gardens and prepare them for winter. For wildlife friendly gardens and gardeners however, things are a little different, it’s far less tidy, and far better for the wildlife! Here are 10 things a wildlife gardener can do to prepare the garden for winter that benefit both the garden and the wildlife.
  • A Closer Look: Native Winter Berries
    Winter Berries provide a vital food source for birds, insects, and mammals when little other food is available. All of the following berries can be found growing wild and in gardens in Ealing. They are a great addition to any garden/greenspace to help the wildlife through the winter!
  • Rewilding Ealing: Harvest Mice
    This Friday Dec 4th at 8pm, join Sean McCormack for an online discussion about a potential reintroduction project of Harvest Mice in Ealing. We’ll be exploring whether we have Europe’s smallest rodent species in the Borough, how we might find out with some help from our members, whether we still have suitable habitat and why […]
  • Zen and photography – mind over pixels.
    At the mention of Zen, a Buddhist monk in search of enlightenment might come to mind. When I think of Zen, I think of an approach to photography, especially my own wildlife photography. For me, Zen is a state of mind. A state of quietness and stillness and contemplation when engaging with the natural world […]
  • Photo Exhibition 2020 is open
    So get on down to Walpole Park, our competition winners will be on display in the glorious Autumn surroundings for the next 6-8 weeks! Here’s a sneak peek at some of the wonderful winners…