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Go wildlife spotting on the Thames

MBNA Thames Clippers has teamed up with ZSL (Zoological Society of London) to offer free wildlife activity packs for younger passengers. During a trip on London’s river bus service kids are encouraged to use the downloadable work sheets to learn more about wildlife living in the Thames. From charismatic marine mammals like harbour seals, grey […]

Rise in River Thames seahorse sightings

Marine biologists from conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) have reported a surge in seahorse sightings in the River Thames. In the past two months six seahorses have been spotted, compared with just one or two sightings in the previous year. The most recent sighting of a short-snouted seahorse (Hippocampus hippocampus) was recorded by […]

Go batty for bats in your back garden

The Wildlife Trusts is encouraging us to get closer to bats and understand more about these fascinating little mammals.  They suggest many ways to help them thrive, including going batty in your back garden. There are lots of little things that we can do that have a big impact on bats, from planting night-scented flowers […]

Halloween treats at London Zoo

Residents at ZSL London Zoo have been celebrating Halloween with some fiendishly fun activities, thanks to the animal keepers getting creative at meal times. The zoo’s Sumatran tiger siblings Achilles and Karis playfully pawed at blood scented pumpkins in their Tiger Territory home while the Humboldt penguin colony delved into puzzling pumpkins on Penguin Beach […]

Deep thinkers of the oceans explained

Deep Thinkers is a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book exploring the intelligence of whales, dolphins and porpoises. We already know that these creatures are the smartest in the sea, but how do we define intelligence in non-humans? Deep Thinkers brings together the top researches in this field to explain their findings in a book written […]

The Great British Autumn at Longleat

Visit Longleat  between Saturday 21st and Sunday 29th October and enjoy a brand new event celebrating The Great British Autumn. A host of autumnal activities will take place at the Wiltshire Estate throughout the week including flying owl shows, apple pressing, mud kitchens and pumpkin trails. Set within the stunning scenery of Longleat’s Capability Brown-landscaped parkland, […]

Poison dart frogs arrive in Stratford

A group of deadly amphibians will be on display at Stratford Butterfly Farm this October. The golden poison dart frogs – or Phyllobates Terribilis – are so lethal the 1 milligram of poison they each carry is strong enough to kill up to 20 people! Poison dart frogs are native to the rainforests of the Pacific […]

Glossy ibis makes rare UK visit

Visitors to WWT London Wetland Centre were greatly excited by the arrival of a glossy ibis recently. The first of its kind to be recorded at the centre, glossy ibis are typically found in the south of France, southern Spain and in south-east Europe. The muddy scrape at the Wetland Centre makes the perfect feeding […]

Vote for your favourite Sussex wildlife photo

Sussex Wildlife Trust ran a competition this year to find beautiful and awe-inspiring wildlife photographs for their 2018 online calendar. The theme of the competition was The Joy of Nature and judges werre looking for stunning photographs which best captured the wildlife and landscapes of Sussex. The competition closed on the 18th September and the […]