Hibernation, migration and creating habitation

As winter approaches hibernation beckons for many animals such as hedgehogs and hazel dormice, but did you know many insects, including ladybirds, hibernate too? Ladybirds may cluster together to hibernate over winter, finding natural places like under the bark of trees or hollow plant stems. Others choose to head into our homes, gathering in groups… Continue reading Hibernation, migration and creating habitation

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Your wild summer! Water voles, wily wasps and wooing wildlife!

Watching for water voles Water voles are the chubby, endearing but elusive mammals of our wetlands and waterways. Back in 1908 the most famous water vole appeared in the tale Wind in the Willows, but did you realise the character Ratty was actually a water vole? To tell one apart from a rat look for… Continue reading Your wild summer! Water voles, wily wasps and wooing wildlife!

#DormouseDay

On the 20th of June, in a secluded Warwickshire wood, something special was happening... If you were to go back to 300 years ago, you probably would have been able to go out into one of our many woodland areas and find the hazel dormouse, sadly though, this is no longer the case. With their… Continue reading #DormouseDay

#30DaysWild has begun!

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!