Month: October 2016

Dinosaur discovery with new adventure book

Published in October by Bloomsbury, Discovering Dinosaurs by Simon Chapman and illustrated by Rudolf Farkas and Mike Love is a beautifully crafted book telling the story of the dinosaurs and the explorers who discovered them. Crammed full of stats, wild pictures, a pop-up, realistic artworks, journals, lift-up flaps and even the insides of dinosaurs, you’ll […]

Red kangaroos arrive in Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire’s newest wildlife attraction, Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens (VWZG), located in Great Amwell, has welcomed two of the world’s largest marsupials into its collection. The arrival of two male red kangaroo marks the first time this iconic species has been displayed in a modern zoo within the county of Hertfordshire and makes VWZG one of the […]

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 […]

Ventura Wildlife Park

Ventura Wildlife’s Zoological Gardens is one of the UK’s newest and most interactive small zoos. Currently set within approximately two acres of Hertfordshire countryside this unique zoo offers visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to get up close to a variety of wild animals. The zoo is home to many animal species including zebras, […]

New tropical forest exhibition welcomes baby gecko

To mark its 25th anniversary, NAUSICAA, the French Sea Life Centre in Boulogne, has created a colourful new exhibition inspired by the tropical forest. When it comes to biodiversity, land and sea are totally interlinked, forming a single ecosystem. Just like a coral reef, the tropical forest is a symbol of biodiversity. On display are frogs, geckos, […]

October half term fun at Stratford Butterfly Farm

There is plenty for visitors of all ages to discover during October half term at the newly refurbished Stratford Butterfly Farm.  Along with the recent improvements, visitors to the farm can now see around 30 Maya sculptures and artefacts, which originate from an ancient rainforest civilisation in Belize. In the Discovery Zone, visitors can see some […]