All posts tagged: national trust

Aviary introduces new technology to aid Asian songbird appeal

Visitors to the Victorian aviary at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire can now help Asian songbirds with one tap using new contactless payment units to donate. The ‘Silent Forest: Asian Songbird Crisis’ campaign was launched by European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) to highlight the devastating effect of South-East Asian songbirds being taken from the […]

Pipistrelle bat colony largest in the UK

The largest hibernation of pipistrelle bats in the UK has been recorded at Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland. Sixty-one pipistrelle bats were found in stone crevices and in the arches of a balcony at the hall earlier this year, revealing previously unknown information about the bats’ hibernation habits. Ecologists had believed that the pipistrelle prefers […]

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 […]

Plans to save UK’s rarest butterfly

The National Trust is embarking on ambitious plans to develop 60 hectares of lowland heath and wood pasture in a bid to save the UK’s rarest and most endangered butterfly, The High Brown Fritillary. The last 50 years has seen a rapid decline in High Brown numbers, with changes in their natural habitat and pressures […]