Entries by Torlock


Making your own Bird Feed

Sitting in your garden and watching the birds feed has got to be one of life’s great pleasures, but with the cost of birdfeed increasing, and the uncertainty as to what ‘fillers’ and preservatives might have been added, buying the food can be a costly addition to the monthly budget. Here at Gift to Nature, […]


Ranger’s Diary

For all of those that missed our planting and pruning event, here are some of our top apple tree pruning tips: Aim for an open goblet shaped crown – begin the job with an end in mind. Don’t leave little stubs. When you’re making cuts make sure they’re clean and flush to the larger branch […]


The Wight Walks

Our little Island has long been adored for its outstanding natural beauty. From the Royal connections to the unique sub-climate in Ventnor, that allows many tropical plants to flourish and our gorgeous coast and the panoramic views, we really are very lucky indeed. That said, with work, family or just generally busy lives, it can […]

Come and get dirty with us!

Want to volunteer opportunities at the “Mummies Caves” in Dodnor? The HLF funded Dodnor Rediscovered Project will be running volunteering opportunities to get involved in archaeological and environmental work at the Cement Kiln site and Dodnor Creek Local Nature Reserve, Interested in Nature Conservation? If you’d like to find out more about the practical sessions […]

Pig Leg Lane – The Story

The meadows at Pig Leg Lane have sat within the Island’s agricultural landscape for over 4000 years and the archaeological evidence of its long history still survives today. Dr Ruth Waller will be giving a talk explain the archaeological clues left behind by our ancestors who farmed the land since the Bronze Age. From the […]

Gift to Nature on the High Street !

As part of the drive to raise our profile and funds for the charity, We are branching out into the high street. We cannot divulge the exact location yet, as all the behind scenes paperwork is still being completed, but we can reveal our shop will focus on outdoor living and offer a range of […]