Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset is the only managed colony of swans in the world where you can enjoy walking through hundreds of nesting and free-flying Mute Swans. The 600-year-old swannery was established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury in the 11th century. The monks farmed the swans to produce food for their lavish […]
The Wildlife Trusts are calling on the nation to do one wild thing a day in June as 30 Days Wild returns for another year.
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It’s been a record-breaking year for the RSPB with over a million people taking part in the Big Garden Birdwatch 2021 – double the number of those who participated the previous year – with the results now in.
Apple TV+ viewers are in for a treat this Friday 16th April when three ground-breaking documentaries about the natural world premiere ahead of Earth Day 2021. The Year Earth Changed, narrated by Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning broadcaster David Attenborough, will make its debut on the same day critically acclaimed series Tiny World and Earth At Night […]
Three inspiring new books written especially for younger readers explore the wonders of rewilding, the issue of climate change, and the magical arrival of spring.
Braveling Saves a Snow Leopard By Mabel Hewitt & Matt Henderdson. Illustrated by Jenny Wren The Tingalings are five loveable characters from Jupiter – Braveling, Sparkling, Darling, Smartling and Bumbling – who promote kindness and climate change awareness through a series of stories written especially for younger readers. Following on from the first book, Darling […]
Wild About Gardens, the annual garden wildlife campaign set up by The Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), makes a welcome return this week with beetles the theme for 2021. These important but often overlooked insects play a vital role in keeping our gardens healthy, and this year the two charities are calling on gardeners […]
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A new report issued this week by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that Britain’s larger moth population has dropped by a worrying one third over the last 50 years. These latest findings are a real concern for nature as moths – along with butterflies and bees – are a crucial indicator of the health of our wider environment.
Call of the Wild is a brand-new podcast launched by WWF (Worldwide Fund for Nature) to highlight the need for us to act now if we are to make a difference in the fight to save our planet. In each episode, host and WWF ambassador, Cel Spellman, meets a familiar face from the worlds of sport or entertainment and teams up with a top wildlife expert to talk about what we can do to help nature restore itself.
National Nest Box Week (14-21 February) is organised every year by the British Trust for Ornithology as a way to encourage more people to help birds find a suitable place to nest. Putting up a nest box in your garden will help our feathered friends through nesting season, which runs from March to August, by providing them with a clean, warm environment to lay their eggs and raise their chicks.
Wildlife charity the RSPB is urging the public to spare a thought for our garden birds during this spell of cold weather as many parts of the country continue to be covered in snow and ice. Birds need more energy to stay warm at this time of year, but as temperatures drop and daylight hours […]
If you are looking for a fun activity to keep your nature-loving kids occupied why not introduce them to the new eco-friendly Build Your Own Microscope from the Build Your Own range. Made using sustainable cardboards and minimal plastics, the fully functioning microscope offers a great way for the whole family to spend time together – and […]
Registration is now open for the RSPB’s annual Big Garden Birdwatch which takes place over the weekend from January 29th to 31st. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK are expected to take part this year as they celebrate their love of nature and come together to count the nation’s garden birds. Those who […]
This year The Wildlife Trusts’ is encouraging everyone to do one wild thing a day over Christmas and let nature bring some much-needed festive cheer. Launching on 25th December, 12 Days Wild is a mini, seasonal version of summer’s 30 Days Wild and a reminder that even during the longest days and darkest nights, the natural […]
Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature opened at London’s Natural History Museum this week, with tickets available to book until spring 2021. Showcasing creatures from the natural and mythical worlds, the ambitious exhibition combines elements from film, television, literature, and science with spectacular digital effects to explore fantastic beasts in all their forms. In a […]
If your kids are mad about nature, they’ll love our pick of the best gifts and stocking fillers for a really wild Christmas. Browse our favourite games, toys and activities and kick start your festive shopping here… 🎅 Kids Explorer Kit Perfect for exploring nature, spying on wild animals and bird watching. Includes safari vest/hat, binoculars, […]
If you would like to do something positive for nature and pledge your support for wildlife this autumn, why not sign up for the Big Wild Walk fundraiser which takes place from 26th October to 1st November. The challenge forms part of The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 by 30 appeal, which aims to raise £30m to restore 30% of land and […]
The RSPB has released some stunning images of its nature reserves which can be downloaded for free and used as backgrounds for Zoom. The 15 images feature beautiful landscapes and views across Britain – from lighthouses and lakes to woodlands and sunsets – creating a natural setting for your next online chat. Celebrate nature and […]
The Pocket Book of Garden Experiments by Helen Pilcher Looking for fun activities to keep the kids amused while staying at home? The Pocket Book of Garden Experiments by Helen Pilcher is packed full of ideas and perfect for families wanting to spend some quality time together. Bring out your inner-scientist, stretch your imagination and […]
This Sunday 3rd of May is International Dawn Chorus Day and a wonderful reminder to celebrate the daily treat of a birdsong choir. Starting just before sunrise at around 4.30 am, early birds take full advantage of the still, quiet air to sing and attract a mate – or warn off rivals from their territory! […]
Invisible Nature: A secret world beyond our senses By Catherine Barr Illustrated by Anne Wilson If your little ones have inquisitive minds and a love for all things nature, the fascinating new book by Catherine Barr will light up their imaginations. Ever wondered how dolphins find friends and vampire bats locate prey, or why reindeer […]
If you would like to do something positive for wildlife without having to leave your home, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) is calling for volunteers to take part in its annual Living with Mammals survey which launched this week. Many of Britain’s mammals are under threat, but recording sightings from your garden, balcony or […]
Nature conservation charity The RSPB is inviting us to join them for a daily Breakfast Birdwatch weekdays between 8 and 9am. A time when many of us would have been on our way to work or doing the school run, we now find ourselves with an opportunity to enjoy nature in our gardens at home. […]
Spending time in nature and green spaces can relieve stress and anxiety with people reporting to feel much happier and healthier following an activity outdoors. In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, and for those staying at home, The Wildlife Trusts has issued some simple tips and ideas to keep active while looking after yourself […]