Leaf Cutter Bee doing it’s thing. Amazing how they do it. Posted by WildlifeKate on Twitter A leaf cutter bee doing what they do best…… cutting leaves 🐝😁🌱 @BBCSpringwatch @air_beenbee pic.twitter.com/RgabaXdstp — WildlifeKate (@katemacrae) July 5, 2020 View Reddit by SolariaHues – View Source
More work starts next week (13 July 2020) to help protect sea defences for a coastal village in North Wales. Contractors for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will move 20,000 tonnes of shingle on Fairbourne beach to fill in an eroded area in front of the village. The shingle bank is the initial breakwater from the […]
After a turbulent few months, Froglife staff are now back to work bright and refreshed ready to get on with what we do best: conserving our reptiles and amphibians! To keep up to date with what we have and will be doing, visit our social media pages and our events page. Thank you to all […]
New study reveals rarity of the Spirit Bear and gaps in their protection in the Great Bear Rainforest – British Ecological Society
06 July 2020 By BES Press Office University of Victoria press release. New research has identified that the small genetic change responsible for Spirit bears – a rare, white-coated form of black bears – is up to 50% rarer in the Great Bear Rainforest than previously estimated. The study also indicates that geographic hotspots, where […]
Home News, Events & Publications News NERC news Work begins on UK system for estimating COVID-19 cases from wastewater 6 July 2020 Scientists will develop a standardised UK-wide system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, in order to provide an early warning of future outbreaks and reduce reliance on costly testing of large populations. The majority […]
Home About Us Organisation Boards & committees Science Committee Membership vacancies UKRI-NERC invites applications from across the NERC science remit to join its Science Committee. Science Committee members should have a broad strategic perspective and expertise to support the development and delivery of the UKRI-NERC strategic priorities, investments and policies. Science Committee is the key […]
New research shows £5.5bn fund needed to level up access to urban green space as part of UK’s green recovery
The huge surge in people’s use of parks and green spaces during the coronavirus pandemic – up 25 per cent this May compared to May 2018 and nearly doubling over the last decade from 1.2bn visits in 2009-10 to 2.1bn in 2018-19 and the significant inequality of provision exposed by the crisis, shows a need […]
Natural Histories, Moth: Brett Westwood steps into the world of a creature charged with the lore of night, the moth, whose dance with a flame has captivated us and whose cocoons have clothed us.
Natural Histories, Moth: Brett Westwood steps into the world of a creature charged with the lore of night, the moth, whose dance with a flame has captivated us and whose cocoons have clothed us. View Reddit by whatatwit – View Source
Flood-defence beavers produce offspring View Reddit by SolariaHues – View Source
u/spLint3r990 found this magnificent stag beetle in Suffolk View Reddit by SolariaHues – View Source
Dover clifftops ‘buzzing with wildlife’ after National Trust takeover h/t nuts_out_latenight View Reddit by whatatwit – View Source
Manchester bee in our houseplant! View Reddit by LouJess – View Source
Blooming again: White Cliffs of Dover alive with songbirds and wildflowers after meadow transformation
As Britain marks National Meadows Day (Saturday 4 July) the conservation charity has revealed that the fields on the world-famous Cliffs are providing a haven for wildlife, including the nation’s songbird, the skylark, following efforts to restore the land to its natural grassland state. The Wanstone site is part of 178 acres (70 hectares) bought […]
Natural Resources Wales / Plan ahead message underlined as NRW announces plans to reopen the great Welsh outdoors
Planning ahead will be the key to a safe and enjoyable return to the great Welsh outdoors, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) said today as it confirmed that it will open more of its outdoor sites, including most mountain bike trails, from 6 July. NRW has kept nearly all of the reserves, woodland and forests that […]
Documents SSSI – appeal a management notice form PDF, 710KB, 6 pages Privacy notice – SSSI appeals HTML Details Covid-19 update Whilst offices are closed, send your form or letter by email only: email@example.com. Use this form or write a letter to Defra (including the information requested in the form) to appeal a management notice […]
Documents SSSI – appeal refusal of consent form PDF, 868KB, 6 pages Privacy notice – SSSI appeals https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/appeal-a-management-notice-for-work-on-an-sssi/privacy-notice-sssi-appeals Details Covid-19 update Whilst offices are closed, send your form or letter by email only: firstname.lastname@example.org. Use this appeal form or write a letter to Defra (including the information requested in the form), if you disagree with […]
Applies to: England Documents Cremyll to Kingswear overview PDF, 15.4MB, 66 pages Cremyll to Kingswear index map PDF, 545KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a […]
Open countryside. Credit: Natural England Plans to create thousands of new jobs to kick-start the nation’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic were unveiled by the government today. The £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund will bring forward funding to help charities and environmental organisations start work on projects across England to restore nature […]
Ribble Rivers Trust Work begins on Holland Wood fish pass Holland Wood Weir lies on the River Darwen, close to it’s confluence with the River Ribble and the limit of the tidal Ribble area. The weir was originally constructed toContinue readingWork begins on Holland Wood fish pass The post Work begins on Holland Wood fish […]
There was hardly any breeze this morning, and the sea, that just two days ago was a brown and white tempest, was a blue mirror! Later a gentle west breeze picked up and it was quite warm in the afternoon when the sun came out. Red Nab on late Incoming tide – brief check (PM)Mediterranean […]
Last weekend saw hints of an early irruption of both Siskins and Crossbills from their summer breeding haunts in Scandinavia. So far, the migration had occurred on the east coast, the part of England closest to Scandinavia. “24 June – After an amazing 327 Crossbills at Scarborough, South Cliff, Yorkshire yesterday (23 June) blown away […]
With a blog title like that you can tell that…well…I am scraping the barrel to keep the blog going, as I have very little to report really. The main problem has been the spell of cold, wet, windy weather we have been having recently, and any good days in between have been taken up with […]
01 July 2020 By BES Press Office University of Helsinki press release A new study from the University of Helsinki suggests that wildlife-based tourism operators should be key partners in educating and inspiring tourists to take informed conservation action. The study, published in People and Nature, introduces a toolbox of ideas for improving wildlife-based tourism […]
Description Ogbear Wood is wildlife haven set at the top edge of an historic valley near the ancient stannary and market town of Tavistock, Devon. The woodland is listed as Ancient & Semi natural woodland on the geographic database Magic.gov. Being listed as Ancient & Semi natural suggests that Ogbear Wood has been an important […]
We have an opportunity to change the economy post-covid. Most people want a fairer, cleaner and more sustainable economy. Vast sums of money is going to have to be built to get the economy moving again. As Boris proclaims ‘build, build, build’ is it time to get disruptive? There’s no doubt that Boris understands the […]
July can be a great month to see our common toad complete metamorphosis and become toadlets. It usually takes around two to four weeks for tadpoles to hatch out from the egg and roughly sixteen weeks for tadpoles to reach the stage where legs have developed. This is often affected by the water temperature in […]
19th June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – Carline Thistle, Dark Red Helleborine, Squinancywort, Lily of the Valley etc
“Visible Bird Migration” and Birds of Hutton Roof (Cumbria) (60 to 75 minutes) “The Special Orchids” and rarer flowers of Hutton Roof (Cumbria) (60 to 75 minutes) “The Special Orchids” of Hutton Roof (Cumbria) (60 minutes) “The Birds and Special Orchids of Hutton Roof” (60 to 75 minutes) “Epipactis Atrorubens and it’s hybrid and varieties” […]
A beautiful sedge on my walk today Today I decided to check out some of the Hutton Roof Orchids, and on my way up had 3 separate Whitethroats singing away, it was lovely and made you want to stop and listen to them properly. They were all at the usual areas were I find them […]
Why the return of beavers to Scotland may be short-lived – Opinion piece by Steve Micklewright View Reddit by SolariaHues – View Source
Light breeze from west, still quite warm, especially when the sun came out, resulting in heavy thunder showers. I waited till late morning then set off, in the sunshine, to Middleton to check for dragonflies. I reached the furthest point from my car and the heavens opened! So, in the afternoon I thought I’d check […]
25th June 2020 – Snippets of Wealth – PALE ST JOHN’S WORT (Montanum) also Caterpillar eating ANGULAR SOLOMONS SEAL (Odoratum) plus…
I set out today to check out another pavement, but this time within Lancelot Clark Storth were the Hybrid No.1 specimen resides. Sadly it has gone – completely! it was OK a month or so back when I checked, but some little blighter has taken it down. It was interesting on my way up checking […]
Guy Shorrock RSPB 19 Jun 2020 Natural England recently gave the green light for the controversial hen harrier brood management scheme to go ahead for a second year. However, has the government been sufficiently open about events last year near the very first brood management site in a notorious part of North Yorkshire?A male hen […]
Adder, smooth or grass snake by name,Our native snakes are not all the same. The adder’s stylish zig-zags black Make a splash along its back.The smooth snake, who is rare to find Has smoother scales than the other kinds. The grass snake is the last of the three,They love to swim – it’s a sight to […]
12 June, 2020 News stories A new study of albatrosses has found that wind plays a bigger role in their decision to take flight than previously thought, and due to their differences in body size, males and females differ in their response to wind conditions. With a wingspan of over three metres —the largest of […]
A light west breeze strengthened during the day. Very warm in the sun. Middleton Nature ReserveRinging and moth trap records AD and JMAnother fairly low key session at Middleton this morning. A modest selection of warblers trapped and retrapped. Few juveniles again with only two each of Goldfinch, Chiffchaff and Dunnock plus one Great Tit.An […]
Recently I have spent time in Bowland observing the wonderful landscape and wildlife.I have been leaving home very early morning to enjoy the cooler conditions as it has been too hot during the day as we enjoyed a record dry May with virtually no rain and very warm temperatures.It was a fantastic experience to watch […]
The wind quickly eased to almost nothing, mainly overcast with just a few light showers. Harbour and outfalls: 0500-0730. (SC)Little Gull 1 adultMediterranean Gull 1 adultKittiwake 6 adult + 1 2nd cy.Sandwich Tern 4Common Tern 2.Gannet 2.Fulmar 1. South wall and Harbour (MD)late morning:Kittiwake – Still 3 adult and 1 2nd calendar year 2cy […]
Description Coed Gwas Y Neidr, named for the dragonflies seen darting through the woodland is a beautiful, private broadleaf woodland with a good diversity of species within it. A small stand of mature Douglas fir mark the entrance to the woodland, giving way to mature oak, sycamore and silver birch to name some of the […]
Coed Taf Carmarthenshire A quiet, private corner of beautiful broadleaf woodland with a stream along its northwestern boundary. Coed Taf is found on the westerly edge of a larger woodland known as Allt y Gelli which in turn nestles in the rolling coastal hills on the eastern banks of the Afon Taf. The location is […]
How the fund works The funding is for a person or organisation (facilitator) to help a group of farmers and other land managers work together to: improve the natural environment at a landscape rather than single-farm scale achieve greater improvements than individual holdings could on their own Read the Facilitation Fund guide for 2019 for […]
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