Well, we’re pretty much wrapped up for Christmas – and about to collapse into a well-earned break! The next issue of Nature’s Home is being printed, and last week, on this very blog, we gave you a sneak preview of the front cover.

It’s a new year and a (slightly) new look! But it’s not just the cover we’ve tweaked. Near the front of the magazine you’ll find a whole new-look 'Wild About' section, showcasing the best of the season. 

We’ve stirred up a real springtime soup with a vibrant mix of skills, tips, things to do for nature, events and days out. And we've kept our usual mix of expert columns, from Dominic Couzens’ observations on biology and behaviour to Ben Andrews' pro wildlife photography tips and Nicola Chester’s evocative nature writing.  

We are also delighted to introduce our new Entomologist, Dr Ross Piper, who will be writing a series of profiles about all creatures... well, small, called 'Tiny & Wild' - bringing to life the fascinating world beneath our feet.

Threading the whole section together, we’ve introduced a month-by-month timeline across the top, packed with things to look out for as winter marches into spring, from starling murmurations through to catkins and amphibians. 

This gives you something to hook into throughout the season, opening your eyes to the glories unfolding around you. 

Take a look! We hope you enjoy a new year of Nature… and in the meantime….

A very Merry Christmas to you, from all of us at Nature’s Home!