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.
Hedgehog Awareness Week runs from 2nd to 8th May and to mark the occasion the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is asking people to create a hedgehog haven in their garden. It takes very little effort to help Britain’s only spiny mammal – now officially classed as vulnerable to extinction – but will make a huge difference […]
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 […]
A brand new documentary series, Planet Defenders, follows six young filmmakers as they go on a mission to discover more about the threats faced by endangered wildlife and what can be done to protect them. Made for CBBC by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, each film features a specific animal story or wildlife issue that […]
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 […]
A major step has been taken toward saving the Scottish wildcat from the brink of extinction as the first cat is introduced to a conservation ‘breeding for release centre’ at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Nell, a young female, arrived from Alladale Wilderness Reserve earlier this month as part of the Saving Wildcats project which aims […]
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Hedgehog Street, a nationwide campaign launched by wildlife charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. To mark the occasion Hedgehog Street is asking members of the public to do 10 things to help hedgehogs in 2021.
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.
ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos have extended their popular virtual story events until the end of March, offering families a unique opportunity to hear much-loved animal tales at bedtime. Giving the country’s home-schooling heroes a night off, zookeepers will read a series of six well-loved and new titles by Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, kicking […]
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.
Stag beetles are Britain’s largest land beetle, with males reaching up to 7.5 centimetres in size. They are also one of the most spectacular looking insects, with a male’s huge mandibles (antler-like jaws) making them easy to spot. Despite their appearance, stag beetles are harmless if left alone, and from mid-to-late-May are more likely to […]
The common pipistrelle bat is a very small species of bat that is native to the British Isles; in fact it is the smallest of the UK’s 18 species. It has a wing span of about 22 to 25 centimetres with an average life span of 4-5 years. It is a species of conservation concern […]
The Wildlife Trusts have announced that 2021 will be a record year for beaver releases. Plans developed by the Wildlife Trusts of Dorset, Derbyshire, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, Nottinghamshire and Montgomeryshire will see new beaver families moving into these counties for the first time.
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 […]
Love is in the air at Highland Wildlife Park for endangered Amur tigers, Botzman and Dominika, after they were caught bonding together on camera for the first time recently. Staff at the wildlife charity began carefully introducing the pair in November, following Botman’s arrival from ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in October, and encouraged by how well the new couple were getting on, decided to let them meet […]
Poppy Goes Wild An enchanting new children’s book about a young girl on a mission to rewild her grandad’s farm offers inspiration at a time when connecting with nature has never been more important. In Poppy Goes Wild, we follow the title character as she embarks on a journey to return the countryside to how […]
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 […]
The Wildlife Trusts has published its Marine Review for 2020, revealing both highs and lows for our coastal wildlife. Compiled by the Trusts’ Living Seas teams, who are the eyes and ears of the UK coast, the report looks back at some memorable moments from the past year. In good news, thousands of people thrilled at the […]
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 […]
Wildlife charity The RSPB has issued some guidelines to help us when feeding our garden birds over the festive season. Christmas may be different for many of us this year, but our garden birds will be just as hungry with less food around during winter. If you’d like to help our feathered friends this season, here’s […]
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 […]