Tales of the Riverbank – some good and some not so good

2020-12-08T09:44:08+00:00December 8th, 2020|

If you've got a dog or cat - listen up - new research shows that flea treatments could be bad news for the aquatic environment And if you're looking for something to make you smile, you should listen up too, with the news that Water Voles are returning to the River Ver Photo credit: Jonathan [...]

HS2 objections and Butterfly World 2 disappointment

2020-01-23T08:47:10+00:00January 23rd, 2020|

HS2 is all over the headlines again, but what will its local impact be? Josh Kubale from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trusts joins Amanda to explain their objections. And Jon Horsfield of Butterfly World 2.0 also has objections - this time over plans for the old Butterfly World site.  

Fabulous fungi

2019-11-07T07:34:21+00:00November 7th, 2019|

The woods around St.Albans are blooming – not with flowers but with weird and wonderful fungi. Herts and Middlesex Trust Reserves Officer Laura Baker explores the world of fungi with Amanda Yorwerth, and has some tips for ones to spot on your woodland walk. Plus, Rebecca Pannese, Project and Amenities Officer from Sandridge Parish Council [...]

Highlight on heaths! & Time to party?

2019-02-21T08:20:15+00:00February 21st, 2019|

Could this be the year that your street gets together for a street party? Nicola Wyeth of Our Street Party tells Amanda Yorwerth why it should be and how to get started. Plus, Colney Heath, Bernards Heath, Marshals Heath…..here in St.Albans we were once surrounded by heaths. What’s happened to them? Why does it matter? [...]

Welcome to WUKA & what’s happened to Broad Colney Lakes?

2019-01-30T21:56:28+00:00January 30th, 2019|

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for Environment Matters’ new sponsor, WUKA wear. But whilst going from almost nothing to an award winning, successful company in one year, WUKA has still kept hold of its environmental credentials. On this week’s show, Amanda Yorwerth will be talking to WUKA CEO Ruby Raut about the highlights [...]

Fab Festival of Wildlife and students put thinking caps on to help farmers

2018-07-26T07:07:29+01:00July 26th, 2018|

As inspirational teacher Helen Cox says goodbye to Sir John Lawes she finishes with a project bringing together students and local farmers. Plus, Charlotte Hussey of Herts and Middx Wildlife Trust explains how the Festival of Wildlife is not just your standard summer fair.

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