All posts tagged: insects

Yorkshire Wildlife Park seeks bug detectives

Fans of creepy crawlies get the chance to become bug detective for the day when they visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster this Thursday. The BioBlitz event, part of a nationwide initiative by BIAZA, the organisation that represents the UK’s zoos and aquariums,  has been designed to give people hands-on experience in wildlife surveying and […]

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 […]

Creepy Crawlies invade Edinburgh Zoo

Creepy Crawlies return to RSZZ Edinburgh Zoo this Friday 7th October and the exhibition promises to be bigger and better than ever. Visit a whole host of weird and wonderful creepy crawlies from around the world on the zoo’s Budongo Trail, with the opportunity to meet the keepers and get hands on with bugs and insects […]

Marvellous monsters at Longleat

From 31st March to 29th October 2017, Longleat will play host to a swarm of colossal bugs, which will be exhibited amongst the spectacular grounds. The iconic Wiltshire estate will feature these anatomically correct animatronic critters, allowing guests to experience their bizarre and intriguing beauty up close and personal. Amongst back garden frequenters such as bees, […]

New orchard map helps conservation and wildlife work

Wildlife charity People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has launched the latest element in their ongoing orchard conservation work – an interactive community orchard map that lists around 400 community orchard groups across the UK, found at www.ptes.org/community-orchards. PTES has identified over 35,000 traditional orchards remaining in England and over 7,000 in Wales. Alarmingly, this work […]

New look for Stratford Butterfly Farm

Stratford Butterfly Farm unveiled its refurbished look in July at a prestigious ceremony, where the High Commissioner of Belize, Ms Perla Perdomo, cut the ribbon.   The farm’s new improvements, at a cost of £250,000, include a new entrance, refurbished Gift Shop, and large new interpretation and information panels in the Activity Area and Discovery Zone. Guests on the […]