The Wildlife Community Blog

Swifts – Summer visitors and aerial acrobats

Swifts – Summer visitors and aerial acrobats

In today’s blog, we are talking about a bird who travels an immeasurable distance each year to return to the UK to breed. It is of course, Swifts!
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Wild Day Out

Wild Day Out

I drove the 50 miles or so from the Lake District to Leighton Moss through waves of rain and wind. Once at the RSPB car park the rain was easing a little, easing but not stopped! Some of the five competition winners were already there and the others soon joined including Bev and Martin who have travelled with me before, many years ago, to Shetland.

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Badgers in Spring!

Badgers in Spring!

How much do you know about our favourite stripey mammal? At a time when cubs will be starting to emerge for the first time, we thought we would explore badgers in this week’s blog!
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Getting Outside This Easter!

Getting Outside This Easter!

The Easter holidays are approaching and we are looking forward to two whole weeks with our children. But what better way to spend the holidays than getting outside and learning about the natural world. Here are some low-cost ideas for some fun for all the family activities...
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Spring has Sprung!

Spring has Sprung!

The air is feeling slightly warmer, chiff chaffs are singing loudly from the trees. In fact, it feels as though everyone has received the message, “spring is here”, and is rejoicing at the promise of new life.
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Creating a Wildlife Community

Creating a Wildlife Community

Do you find yourself admiring the birds who land on your feeders? Or are you fascinated by the butterflies that float past your eyes on a warm summers’ day? You might have tuned into 'Wild Isles' on Sunday and been awestruck by the incredible biodiversity on our own doorsteps and concerned about protecting that for future generations.
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Simon King on BBC1 'Wild Isles' Documentary

Simon King on BBC1 'Wild Isles' Documentary

Over the past five years of my life, I have been working on the natural history television series ‘Wild Isles’ currently airing on BBC1 and iPlayer. I’ve been involved with the production from the very seed of its development as both the series consultant and also as one of the principal camera operators on the project. It’s been a wonderful experience.
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Toad Patrol - Hopping to safety and success

Toad Patrol - Hopping to safety and success

Toads start to come out of hibernation in the UK anytime from January and begin making the journey to their breeding ponds. With so much of our countryside transformed into busy roadways, toads can be at risk of being killed by passing traffic as they try and make the dangerous crossing.
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How do you keep hedgehogs safe on bonfire night?

How do you keep hedgehogs safe on bonfire night?

Our friends over at the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS), a charity that specialising in the protection and conservation of hedgehogs, have put together a handy guide giving advice on how to keep hedgehogs safe this bonfire night.
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Sustainable Wildlife Gardening

Sustainable Wildlife Gardening

We're making it easier for you to find eco-friendly, Fairtrade products for the garden that come from more sustainable sources. Good for the wildlife, the environment and for you.
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Best Bird Baths

Best Bird Baths

Our pick of the top five bird baths for your garden and which species they might attract. Find out where to place your bird bath and how to look after it.
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Urban Hedgehogs 'Recovering'

Urban Hedgehogs 'Recovering'

A new report says hedgehog numbers in our urban areas are now stable and may even be recovering. Find out more about the news and what you can do to help.
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