All posts tagged: nature

Camp under the stars at Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire are offering nature lovers the chance to sleep under the stars this summer with a brand new wild camping experience. Nature Night Camping offers guests the opportunity to sleepover at the UKs largest zoo alongside its 3500 animals on selected dates during August and September. Campers will be able to […]

Gatwick goes wild this half term

A project has been set up by Gatwick Airport and the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership to highlight the wide variety of animals and plants living happily by the side of one of Europe’s busiest airfields. ‘Gatwick Goes Wild’ will see a special week long programme of events designed to bring staff, passengers and nearby residents closer […]

RSPCA search for young photographer 2017

Entry to the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2017 is now officially open and judges are hoping this year’s categories will appeal to more entrants than ever. The new ‘mobile phone’ category will provide a fresh challenge, reflecting the important photographic role played by mobile devices in our lives today. Any mobile device can be used […]

Meet the owls of Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle in Kent are offering an unforgettable experience to anyone visiting in a group with a passion for owls. The falconry team at the castle are giving visitors the chance to meet these magnificent birds in a dedicated handling session. Learn more about the different types of owl, where they come from and how […]

Travel poster tribute to wildlife lost

A series of fictional travel posters have been created for Expedia UK to highlight the threat of extinction faced by many of our endangered animals. Inspired by vintage mid-century travel adverts, the posters show animals once commonplace in their natural habitat – such as the Dodo in Mauritius, the Golden Toad in Costa Rica and […]

Award-winning nature photos at the Horniman

From frozen landscapes to a surprised newt, the latest exhibition at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, south London, showcases the beauty and diversity of the natural world. The European Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, opened on 26th November, features all the winning photographs in the 2015 competition, on display for the first […]

New Community Wildlife Space at Capel Crystal Palace Park

Capel Manor College has announced  the opening of the Crystal Palace Park Community Wildlife Space. The nature space has been part-funded by Bromley Council’s Community Project Fund. Bromley Councillors, investors, students and members of the community all gathered for the grand unveiling of the community wildlife space in October, and ceremoniously cut a green ribbon to […]

Rare damselfly spotted in Buckinghamshire

In a real coup for nature lovers across the city, the Willow Emerald damselfly has been spotted at Tattenhoe Valley Park, The Parks Trust has announced. This is the first time this rare insect has been recorded in Milton Keynes and even Buckinghamshire as a whole. The Willow Emerald damselfly was spotted by one of The Parks […]

Sustainable nature holidays on the rise

A recent report from the Center for Responsible Travel revealed that sustainable travel once again outpaced the rest of the tourism industry as demand for more socially and environmentally focused tours continue to thrive. Nature-based holidays now make up 20% of all international travel. Adventure travel, a $263 billion industry, grew 65% each year between 2009 […]

Wild camping gets you close to nature for less

A recent investigation by AXA Insurance has revealed that getting back to nature can be surprisingly expensive, and raised the question: ‘Is wild camping the answer to saving money whilst still experiencing an authentic camping holiday? In recent years, ‘glamping’ has become increasingly popular with those who want to get back to nature but are not ready […]

Zany Zebras a hit at Marwell!

Marwell Zoo‘s spectacular, family-friendly, art extravaganza, Marwell’s Zany Zebras, stampeded into Southampton recently, for a fantastic summer of fun. From mesmerising mosaics and glistening gems to colourful characters and crazy creations, there really is a zebra for everyone. Thousands of people, young and old, flocked to the city centre to enjoy the first weekend of zebra […]

First penguin chicks of the season hatch at Cotswold Wildlife Park

Cotswold Wildlife Park has welcomed three Humboldt penguin chicks to the colony. After spending over two months inside their nests, the three chicks have finally ventured out and are acclimatising to their new surroundings. First out of the nest was Peanut, hatched to parents DJ and Mrs Doyle. A few days later, the park’s oldest penguin, Mushy (aged twenty-four), […]

Monkey forest opens summer photography competition

Staffordshire-based attraction Trentham Monkey Forest is giving away a ‘Breakfast with Monkeys’ experience for two people as it launches a new summer competition that celebrates the 300-year anniversary of Trentham Estate landscaper ‘Capability’ Brown. The attraction has named their summer photography competition ‘Are You Capable?’ in honour of the famous gardener who worked on many gardens, […]

Baby Baku’s progress on film

Baby Baku, the two-month old endangered tapir calf born at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, is growing up big and strong – not to mention full of adventure – judging by a recent video. Already doubled in size, keepers have filmed the calf in a boisterous mood trying to persuade his dad Mowgli to have some fun. […]