All posts tagged: wildlife

Summer events to raise awareness at West Midland

West Midland Safari Park is looking forward to launching its annual Summer Nights event at the end of July.  This year the focus will be on fundraising for some of the world’s most vulnerable and endangered species. For five weeks, the park will be raising awareness for different animals, including bumblebees, Sumatran tigers, penguins, Grévy’s zebras […]

National Trust buy meadows in bid to save wildlife

Saturday 7 July is National Meadows Day and to mark the occasion The National Trust has announced the purchase of wildflower-rich farmland in the Peak District The hay meadows and wildlife-rich grasslands cover 460 acres (equivalent to 260 football pitches) and are vital habitats for birds, butterflies and bees.  The intensification of farming since the […]

Take a UK safari to discover native wildlife

Holiday rental provider Snaptrip.com is encouraging people to take a UK safari this summer after it was revealed that 82% of the nation has a clear lack of knowledge when it comes to native wildlife and where to spot it. With the help of the Marine Conservation Society, Snaptrip has created a beautifully hand-drawn illustrated map […]

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 […]