Feeling sheepish in Newport!

The sheep are back! Yes, our visiting four-legged mowers are back on duty at Pan Mill Meadows, Newport. Our work to restore this meadow to safe grazing condition last year seems to have paid off – they are enjoying the grass.

Although some of them have horns, they are not goats – sheep do have horns too.  Continue reading

The Gift to Nature Shop: official opening

Official opening of the Gift to Nature Shop, 12 Holyrood St, Newport PO30 5AU (opposite Hurst’s) 14:00 26 May 2017

Holyrood Street will be welcoming a unique shop on Friday 26 May.  Island countryside conservation charity the Island 2000 Trust is opening its first shop to get the countryside message to the high street.

The Gift to Nature shop is selling both new and preloved products, all focussed on the outdoor, garden and countryside theme. Continue reading

Appley Frame #RydeFrame

Get in the frame!

If you’re at Appley Park look out for our newest installation – the Ryde Frame!

With support from Goodleaf Tree Climbing and the Isle of Wight Council we have commissioned and installed a wonderful new feature at Appley Park. Made by creatives Dave Badman and Lisa Long at Ecclestone George.

The #RydeFrame is the perfect place to take a selfie with Ryde’s iconic Appley Tower. Have a go, and don’t forget to tag us into your selfies!

Thanks WightAID!

Thanks to the WightAID Foundation for this generous support! With the beautiful background of Golden Hill Country Park we received a big cheque (literally) from Sue Lucas of WightAID. This will go towards better information and signage across all our 30 sites.

Also pictured is our chairman Brian Friend (left) and G2N Manager Matt Chatfield (right).

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 evidence for the lives of our prehistoric ancestors to the landscape changes brought about by the coming of the railways and Victorian industry, the Pig Leg Lane site tells the story of how people from the past have used the land around Monktonmead Brook if you know how to recognise the clues left behind on the ground. Come along and learn the human history of this wonderful piece of our natural heritage.

Wednesday 8th March at 7pm, All Saints Hall, Ryde

FREE EVENT but donations to Gift To Nature most welcome.
Please call the Gift To Nature events line 01983 201565 to book, or email events@gifttonature.org.uk .

There is no charge, but donations can be made to Gift To Nature.