It's that time of year again - 30 Days Wild is here! Every June we ask you to make room for nature and commit to carrying out 'Random Acts of Wildness'. It doesn't matter where you live, whether it be on the coast, in the middle of the countryside, or even in an urban jungle;… Continue reading #30DaysWild has begun!
I’m standing in the car park at Brandon Marsh, telling parents that their teenagers will be with them shortly after taking part in our Call of the Wild photoshoot. The truth is that they are reluctant to leave the campfire where the session has concluded because they’ve had such a good time playing survival games… Continue reading Call of the Wild!
Spring is here! The hedgerows are bursting with vivid lime-green leaves. Pretty white flowers are already cascading from the branches of blackthorn and soon you’ll spot hawthorn blooming too. Though known as the May tree, the heavy scent of hawthorn flowers may be in the air by the end of April. It’s the trimethylamine found… Continue reading Spring time! Blossom, bunnies and Easter eggs galore
When Warwickshire Wildlife Trust turns up at a school to run a nature club, the children can barely get their wellies on quick enough! Thanks to a £66,000 grant from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Trust’s education team has been busy running weekly sessions across nine primary schools, where creative fun and games have… Continue reading Wild about Learning!
Find your perfect partner in nature! Capture the moment when you spot a deer for the first time, experience woodland flowers emerging, attract new birds to your garden or find a special view to savour. Show off your new love – take a #WinterSelfie to share your passions. What to spot in February? Frosty February… Continue reading Fall in love with wildlife this Valentine’s Day
Most people would shudder at the thought of a wintry walk on a cold December morning but actually, if you can gather up enough motivation, woolly mittens and cosy jumpers I promise you it will be well worth the effort. Walking through Brueton Park in Solihull, on my way to work, the park is pretty… Continue reading A golden vision on a Solihull morning
While we humans are snuggled inside with mulled wine and glittery episodes of Strictly on the telly, UK wildlife is still making its home out in the wild. In the bleak midwinter Many mammals have headed into hibernation, migrating birds departed and amphibians buried themselves safely away from winter freezes. Even insects and butterflies may… Continue reading Where’s the wildlife this winter?
Crisp mornings, silvery spider webs and frosty lawns… Autumn is fading into winter and it’s ‘see your breath’ cold as you step out in the morning.
Those who know me well know that I have always hated the cold and can sunbathe for hours on end! However the more time I spend at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust the more I can see myself adapting to the changing climate better than I have ever done. Instead of thinking ‘it’s horrible and cold’ I… Continue reading Autumn falls
So my Monday morning has gone from editing my video about water voles to kneading dough for pizza! It is fair to say that there is never a dull moment working at Warwickshire Wildlife Trust! There is always something eventful going on. I recently went along to the water vole training day and took some… Continue reading The Great Brandon Bake Off!