All posts tagged: wildlife

Beaver Trust documentary to premiere on YouTube

A new Beaver Trust documentary film is being launched this weekend to raise awareness for the British beaver and the fragile future they face without more public and government support. The charity’s short film, Beavers Without Borders, explores the benefits and challenges of reintroducing beavers to Britain’s landscapes, four hundred years after they were hunted […]

How to help robins with the RSPB

Britain’s favourite bird has long been associated with Christmas, but do you know how the mighty robin became iconic at this time of year? The robin’s association with the festive season is believed to have begun when scarlet-jacketed postmen started delivering Christmas cards during the mid-19th century. The robin redbreast soon became linked to this tradition, […]

Festive gift ideas for young wildlife fans

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, […]

Where to see red squirrels in England

Red Squirrel Awareness Week (21st to 27th September 2020) is held every year to highlight the plight of one of our most iconic British mammals. Once a common sight throughout the UK, the red squirrel population has rapidly declined since the 1950s, with the loss of woodland habitat a contributing factor. With fewer than 40,000 remaining […]

RSPB Breakfast Birdwatch begins

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. […]

Connect with nature for a boost to wellbeing

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 […]

London’s hedgehog hotspots revealed

A recent survey conducted by scientists from ZSL (Zoological Society of London)’s London HogWatch programme and People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has revealed a mixed picture for native hedgehogs across the capital. The research, carried out over a two-week period in 2019, involved placing hundreds of cameras in several green spaces across London, from […]

Top tips for wildlife photography using your smartphone

The RSPCA’s Big Garden Bird Watch takes place this weekend 25th to 27th January 2020 with thousands expected to be out in force for the world’s largest wildlife survey. If you’re looking to record sightings using your smartphone, it’s now possible to capture excellent wildlife photography with just your handset. Modern smartphone cameras are regularly packed with […]

How you can help wildlife in Australia

International conservation charity WWF has launched an urgent appeal to help wildlife affected by the recent bushfires sweeping Australia. Heartbreaking images show a country ravaged by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons on record. More than 8 million hectares have been burnt – that’s the equivalent to one-third of the entire UK. Tragically, an […]

Vote for Wildlife Photographer of the Year + WIN! the book

Online voting is now open for the public to choose their favourite image from this year’s Natural History Museum Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Fans of wildlife photography can choose their favourite from 25 images, pre-selected by the Natural History Museum from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries. Shortlisted images are currently on display […]

Celebrate a greener Christmas with WWF

Looking for Christmas gift inspiration that is sustainable, recycled and kind to the planet?  Why not visit the Discover Animals shop, where the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has just revealed a pick of products especially for visitors to our site… ❄️ Black & White Keep Cup It’s estimated that 2.5bn coffee cups are thrown away in […]