All posts tagged: wildlife

Animal Babies: First Year on Earth

BBC2’s Animal Babies: First Year on Earth is a fascinating new three-part wildlife series following the first difficult and dangerous year of six animal infants as they overcome daily threats to survive. In episode one, we learn how the first three months are critical as our animal babies rapidly get to grips with their new […]

Celebrate nature at Birdfair 2019

One of the biggest international birding events will take place in England’s smallest county next month. Birdfair, held on the shores of Rutland Water Nature Reserve, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world each year, all passionate about bird watching, eco-tourism and wildlife conservation. Often referred to as the ‘Glastonbury of the birding world’, Birdfair is […]

An interview with … Michaela Strachan

BAFTA award-winning Michaela Strachan has been a regular on our TV screens for many years presenting popular wildlife programmes including The Really Wild Show, Countryfile, Orangutan Diaries and, most recently, Springwatch. In an exclusive interview for Discover Animals, Michaela talks to Abbe & Simone about some memorable wildlife encounters, living in South Africa, conservation projects […]

Free Birdsong Radio app launched by RSPB

To celebrate our glorious UK birdlife – and to highlight the devastating loss of over 40 million birds from the UK in 50 years – the RSPB has launched a free birdsong radio app. Broadcasting a soothing soundscape featuring species in serious decline, such as the turtle dove, nightingale, snipe, greenfinch and curlew, Birdsong Radio […]

Sea sparkle and where to see it

Sea sparkle – or bioluminescent plankton – is a magical blue light, made famous in Leonardo DiCaprio’s film The Beach, and whilst it usually occurs in tropical waters such as those around the Maldives islands, it made headlines recently on BBC Earth when a display was captured off the shore of North Wales. How to find […]

Get fierce & Wear it Wild for WWF

The world’s leading conservation charity WWF is encouraging everyone to Wear it Wild on Friday 7th June and help raise vital funds to protect our planet. One in six species is at risk of extinction because of climate change. WWF believes that if we are going to tackle this crisis we need to be fiercer, braver and […]

Are you ready to go 30 Days Wild in June?

The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge is back for its 5th year and promises to be wilder than ever! Last year, over 350,000 people took part in 30 Days Wild, all pledging to experience nature every day during June. Those signing up to the challenge this year will receive a free pack of inspirational ideas to […]

Protect penguins with a WWF adoption

World Penguin Day is celebrated every year across the world on the 25th April to raise awareness for these amazing flightless birds. A penguin adoption with World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) offers a great way to help protect the future of these captivating creatures and their habitat – and would make a great gift too! […]

Amazing wildlife photography at London’s Natural History Museum

Professional photographer David Lloyd is the winner of the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. His photograph of a pair of male lions, entitled ‘Bond of Brothers’, saw off competition from more than 45,000 entries. The two adult males, likely brothers, rubbed faces for around 30 seconds before settling down. […]

Longleat

In 1966, Longleat became the first location outside Africa to open a drive-through Safari. Over 50 years on, Longleat remains one of the UK’s leading tourist attractions. Boasting animals, Elizabethan architecture, 900 acres of parkland, and easy access from the A350, A36 and A361 Longleat truly is the perfect choice for a day out. A trip to Longleat affords you the chance to […]

Best animal books for younger readers

The girl who really, really, really loves dinosaurs (Natural History Museum) With its bright colours and simple observations, ‘The girl who really, really loves dinosaurs’ by artist John Hamilton was a hit with my eighteen-month-old, who not only loved spotting the dinosaurs in the book but also the other animals that appear along the way. […]