My Kids Learn to Share their Playground | When Animals Come Out to Play – Wildlife Artist Robert E Fuller (via FreshOstrich6) View Reddit by whatatwit – View Source
The UK’s lack of action on biodiversity is increasingly evident – even in the remotest of places. The Farne Islands off Northumberland are a haven for seabirds within a special marine conservation zone, seemingly untouched by human life. But rising ocean temperatures and overfishing mean the islands’ inhabitants – seabirds like puffins, skuas and kittiwakes […]
The Trust has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement that a new Marine Protected Area, Europe’s largest, will be designated off the west coast of Scotland. However, there is a great deal more to be done to safeguard Scotland’s most precious marine wildlife and habitats by strengthening the existing network. Basking shark off the Isle of […]
Description Polo Wood is an ancient woodland featuring chestnut coppice with oak standards. There are a few other broadleaf species including birch and mountain ash. A private walk track has been created from the ride stop entrance, through the coppice, to where a bench has been installed. Positioned in the heart of the wood this […]
Tyre particles are believed to transfer in large quantities
from vehicles into our rivers and oceans. However, their precise fate – and the
impact they have – remains something of a mystery. Now a three-year project funded by the Natural Environment
Research Council aims to assess this until now hidden form of marine litter,
Applies to: England Summary Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Pevensey Levels NNR in East Sussex. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 26 October 2020 Consultation description Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access […]
Applies to: England Summary Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Stodmarsh NNR in Kent. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 26 October 2020 Consultation description Natural England is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at […]
Catching our garden Hedgehog on wildlife cam View Reddit by mangmere – View Source
Sir David Attenborough warns world leaders over extinction crisis: He made his plea as 65 heads of state and government, including the UK’s, signed a global pledge to reverse losses in the natural world by 2030 View Reddit by mubukugrappa – View Source
The planting of woodlands in upland areas could play a significant role in preventing the flash flooding which has increasingly affected communities across the UK in recent years. A new study by the University of Plymouth has shown that within just 15 years of being planted, native broadleaf trees can have a marked impact on […]
Rosie Hails, Director of Nature and Science at the National Trust said: “The Prime Minister’s announcement is a welcome intervention for those who care about our natural world. 4000km2 of new habitat in England could be a significant boost for nature and people and for storing carbon. This commitment could form a major contribution to […]
Three Kent men jailed for hunting and killing badgers, foxes and hare Credit: RSPCA Shocking messages on phone reveal group of hunters killed badgers, foxes and hare. Three men have been jailed after shocking WhatsApp messages revealed a string of offences against wildlife. Matthew McWilliam Junior (DoB: 27/11/1993) of Spitalfield Lane, New Romney, Kent, and […]
Big Butterfly Count 2020 sees lowest numbers of butterflies recorded in 11 years. Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has today released data about the number of butterflies counted in this year’s Big Butterfly Count (17th July – 9th August 2020). Worryingly this summer’s Count has seen a reduction in the average number of butterflies logged per […]
As the charity marks Red Squirrel Awareness Week, Trust rangers are warning that dropped packaging and food could lead to the spread of squirrel pox – a disease which wiped out 80% of red squirrels in one its last strongholds in 2008. The coastal site of Formby sits within the North Merseyside and West Lancashire […]
The Trust has commented on the publication of the Scottish Government’s Infrastructure Investment Plan. Our Chief Executive Jo Pike said: “First and foremost, we welcome the Scottish Government’s decision to include natural infrastructure, such as networks of woodland, peatland and marine habitats, in the Infrastructure Investment Plan. This signals a welcome move towards a more strategic approach to investing in nature’s recovery. Investment in nature can […]
Wintle Wood Somerset A woodland of interesting topography, with a stream running through the centre. Wintle Wood has an engaging landscape set around a ravine running the length of the wood that has been formed over thousands of years and now provides a secretive environment harbouring numerous species of wildlife thriving in this diverse habitat. […]
Throop Wood Somerset A small woodland with plentiful clearings on elevated ground in a very peaceful setting. The woodland fittingly takes its name from the an old English word for an outlying farm. Its tranquil rural location makes this an ideal opportunity for engagement with nature and management of a natural environment that has experienced […]
Show support for beaver reintroduction to Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve | Wildlife Trusts Wales View Reddit by Samwise2512 – View Source
Applies to: England Summary Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Wellhaugh in Northumberland. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 26 October 2020 Consultation description The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land at […]
Applies to: England Summary Find out about the proposed restriction to open access land at Stower Hill in Northumberland. This consultation is being held on another website. This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 26 October 2020 Consultation description The Forestry Commission is seeking views on proposals that will restrict public access to open access land […]
28 September 2020 By BES Press Office New study published in Journal of Applied Ecology finds that oil palm replanting may decrease the biodiversity of arthropods, such as insects and spiders. Spider numbers and species richness fell in some microhabitats. Credit: Michael Pashkevich Oil palm is the most traded vegetable oil in the world, featuring […]
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Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Open Letter in response to the outcomes of the Independent Research Fellowship 2019 28 September 2020 You may be aware that concern has been raised that only candidates identifying as male have been awarded NERC Independent Research Fellowships (IRF) from the 2019 call. The results were released […]
Rare bee found in city for the first time View Reddit by SolariaHues – View Source
Britain is bottom of G7 biodiversity league table, Natural History Museum finds View Reddit by thehawfinch – View Source
]Petition] Ban the shooting of badgers View Reddit by thehawfinch – View Source
Strong winds starting SWS then to SW. Heavy showers later in the evening. I have had no reports of any sightings. And my own forays were underwhelming (MD). South shore Wheatear 1 Red Nab Meadow Pipit 1 Ocean Edge foreshore Rock pipit 2 on Red Nab plus 1 near waterfall Mediterranean gulls – 4 adult […]
Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Professor Dame Georgina Mace – 1953-2020 22 September 2020 It is with great sadness that we share news of the death of Professor Dame Georgina Mace. Dame Georgina’s notable work on biodiversity loss and ecosystem change led to the well-known development of criteria for listing species on […]
October is truly a season of change for our native flora and fauna. As the temperature drops, vegetation starts to die back and our days get shorter, our native amphibians and reptiles start to get ready to face the challenge of winter. Why is winter so challenging for our native Dragons?! Amphibians and reptiles are […]
With the support of our members, animal sponsors, donors, funders, corporate partners and volunteers we are beginning to navigate our way towards our new normal. Your support has been vital to keeping our charity afloat and enabling us to restart our work. Thank you. The impact of Covid-19 on our charity has been substantial. Our […]
Yes….the Stonechat takes centre stage on B2B once again. The last time I visited Birk Bank for any chance of seeing Stonechat or anything else, was on 22 June 2018. But last week I was on Birk Bank and well chuffed to find 14 Stonechat. Over four birding days at four locations in as many weeks in Bowland, I’ve found 55 Stonechat. Aug 26 […]
A skipper has been telling how an orca pod attacked his yacht in the seas off north west Spain. Graeme Walker was heading home to Scotland when the orcas began ramming his boat. Mr Walker said the three orcas were circling for 45 minutes and left the rudder with a big hole. Source link
Seals sunbathing near Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye. (Image – Dale Kelly). View Reddit by Dhorlin – View Source
Grant type: Option Land use: Priority habitats, Trees (non-woodland), Uplands Tiers or standalone items: Higher Tier Funding (per unit per year): £201 to £300 Contents How much will be paid Where to use this option Where this option cannot be used How this option will benefit the environment Requirements Keeping records Related options Advice and […]
It looks like we’re in for a few decent days so what better way to enjoy them than to get out into nature! When I was doing my rounds earlier today it certainly felt like a classic autumn morning. The sun was bright and the air was cool, as I stood there listening on the […]
This is bliss. Two weeks without the incessant doom and gloom of TV, radio or newspapers. Two weeks of unbridled sunshine on a beautiful Greek island. With a spare hour while Sue readied herself for a night on the town I set to and composed a Blogger post for eager followers of Another Bird Blog. […]
Description Fagus Wood is an impressive and thriving natural environment. The beech tree benefits the woodland it grows in, its large root system helps circulate air through the soil and its presence actively improves the growth of other trees and plants growing near it, although due to its dense canopy and leaf litter only very […]
Description Bown Croft Wood is comprised of a well balanced mix of mature trees and younger regeneration. On arrival at the ride stop, the trees between the track and the drain include a number of magnificent old oaks, some possibly 200 years old, as well as maturing conifers, mostly spruce and Scots pine, around 35 […]
Description Pikadole Wood has had little human intervention in recent years. In this way the resilience and self sufficiency of a balanced natural environment is evident as the woodland continues to thrive. For the most part the woodland is dominated by large beech trees where the high canopy affords marvellous open views of the forest. […]
Towerburn Wood is a fascinating hidden gem with great historic interest, set in a shallow valley of a quiet corner of Jedburgh. The wood was originally part of the Hartrigge estate and was used as a water source and for recreation. It was once owned by the Scottish Lord Chancellor and was indeed visited by […]
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