Reflecting on the heat wave Up to the 17th July central England only had 3mm of rain and those drought conditions had a big impact on our wildlife. If you have a garden or outdoor space you can help! Lightly dig over hard ground to help birds find worms or soak some dried mealworms to… Continue reading Be a wildlife hero
Wrap up for a chilly, wintry walk and become a wildlife detective this winter. Spot tracks and signs and work out which animal left them! Print off a spotter sheet, pull on your wellies and find a path to look for prints. As we’ve already had some seasonal snow then prints will be easy to… Continue reading Wintry wonders
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
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!