Protecting squirrel's nuts at National Trust Brownsea Island

Protecting squirrel's nuts at National Trust Brownsea Island

Rangers on Brownsea Island have spotted the resident red squirrels are struggling to find their nuts. Throughout autumn, red squirrels store food in tidy piles around the island, however, the forgetful rodents soon lose track of where they’ve stashed their snacks. This winter, we followed our team of dedicated rangers as they stepped in, setting […]

WildWatch: Spring on the Reserve | April 2020 | WWT Slimbridge

WildWatch: Spring on the Reserve | April 2020 | WWT Slimbridge

Join Reserve Manager, Dave Paynter, to hear more about what activity is going on during springtime on the reserve. April is the peak time for breeding particular from the avocets and hopefully the cranes will be breeding too on the north end of the reserve. This WildWatch was filmed in March when the summer migrants […]

How to make an origami dolphin | Whale and Dolphin Conservation

How to make an origami dolphin | Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Follow our easy instructions to create your very own origami dolphin. With step by step instructions in just a few minutes you will have created your dolphin. To learn more about whales and dolphins, have a look at our fun educational resources at: https://uk.whales.org/educational-resources source

What are wetlands? | WWT

What are wetlands? | WWT

If rainforests are the lungs of the planet, then wetlands are the lifeblood. They’re essential for all life. Their beautiful landscapes will take your breath away, and their rich variety of wildlife will inspire you. Wetlands are incredible, but historically we’ve undervalued them. Now they’re disappearing at a rate three times faster than forests. Explore […]

Our Director of Conservation's message to you (Subtitles)

Our Director of Conservation's message to you (Subtitles)

The global Covid-19 pandemic is a scary time for everyone, and the future seems uncertain – so our Director of Conservation, James Robinson, has recorded a short message for you from his home in Gloucestershire. We wanted to reassure you that behind the scenes, our work for wetlands continues. A small team of experts continues […]

Bird of Prey Defenders – thank you

Bird of Prey Defenders – thank you

In summer 2019 we asked you to help the RSPB’s Investigations team by becoming Bird of Prey Defenders. We’ve had an overwhelming response! Here’s a thank you message from Jack, RSPB Assistant Investigations Officer. Our work is never done. If you wish to help support our work uncovering raptor persecution, the appeal is still open: […]

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Follow a 360° family fungi foray | Natural History Museum

Fungi are mostly hidden from view, but they are all around us. Neither plants or animal, they play an important in ecosystems, acting as recyclers or partnering with plants in mutually beneficial relationships. Autumn is one of the best times to spot fungi. This is when many produce their spore-containing fruiting bodies. These can take […]

Adopt a dolphin update March 2020

Adopt a dolphin update March 2020

Adopt a Dolphin with Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Latest news on what the bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth in Scotland have been up to in March from our field officer, Charlie Phillips. Adopt a dolphin at: https://uk.whales.org source

How to…Listen to the garden dawn chorus

How to…Listen to the garden dawn chorus

Listen to the birds of spring singing at dawn, such as a wren singing in your garden. Enjoy a dawn chorus at one of our reserves: http://www.rspb.org.uk/dawnchorus source

How to…Listen to the upland dawn chorus

How to…Listen to the upland dawn chorus

Listen to the birds of spring singing at dawn, such as a Black Grouse lek in the uplands. Enjoy a dawn chorus at one of our reserves: http://www.rspb.org.uk/dawnchorus source

Behind the scenes on The Secret Garden

Behind the scenes on The Secret Garden

A new film adaptation of Frances Hodgeson Burnett’s novel ‘The Secret Garden’, starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters, arrives in cinemas in 2020. Take a look behind the scenes to discover how National Trust properties Bodnant Garden, Fountains Abbey and Osterley Park provided fertile ground for retelling the classic children’s story. www.nationaltrust.org.uk/movie/secret-garden Subscribe to our […]

Cedar cups with TheFUNgiguy

Cedar cups with TheFUNgiguy

Forming partially buried little crowns in the ground, the cedar cup spends most of its time concealed as a sphere below ground, before bursting through the soil to reveal its star like rays. Find out more at www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/fungi/cedar-cup source

LM12 touches down at Loch of the Lowes

LM12 touches down at Loch of the Lowes

Male osprey LM12 arrives back in Perthshire for a ninth season on the reserve. After a few seconds on the nest he leaves, closely followed by two crows. source

360° Weoley Castle urban nature search | Natural History Museum

360° Weoley Castle urban nature search | Natural History Museum

Join a bioblitz search for plants and animals in the ruins of Weoley Castle in Birmingham, UK. You will discover how even small pockets of land in urban spaces are home to a wide range of wildlife. Find inspiration for your next natural history adventure at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/dippyontour Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/NHM_London Facebook: http://fb.com/naturalhistorymuseum Instagram: http://instagram.com/natural_history_museum […]

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Castle Espie

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Castle Espie

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Castle Espie Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT London

Easter Duck Quest | WWT London

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at London Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Llanelli

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Llanelli

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Llanelli Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Slimbridge

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Slimbridge

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Welney

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Welney

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Welney Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Arundel

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Arundel

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Arundel Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Caerlaverock

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Caerlaverock

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Caerlaverock Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Martin Mere

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Martin Mere

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Washington

Easter Duck Quest | WWT Washington

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at Washington Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

HS2 Ancient Woodland Threat – Winnington Wood

HS2 Ancient Woodland Threat – Winnington Wood

Right now, the biggest single threat from development to ancient woodland is the HS2 rail project. Up and down the country ancient woods and trees face the axe to make way for the high speed train line. Currently 108 ancient woods are threatened with loss or damage from both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of […]

Easter Duck Quest | WWT

Easter Duck Quest | WWT

This Easter holidays have fun finding big yellow ducks amongst their weird and wonderful real-life ducks cousins at a WWT Wetland Centre. Win a yummy prize! source

Pledge of 18 million trees for Northern Ireland: where is it best to plant them?

Pledge of 18 million trees for Northern Ireland: where is it best to plant them?

18 million trees will be planted in Northern Ireland in the next ten years. Read our latest blog from Jonny Bell, RSPB NI’s Head of Land and Sea Policy and find out why the right trees need to be planted in the right places. https://community.rspb.org.uk/getinvolved/b/steppingupnorthernireland/posts/18-million-trees-pledged-for-ni-whats-the-right-place-for-the-right-tree The Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs recently announced […]

Arsenal football club are tackling plastic pollution

Arsenal football club are tackling plastic pollution

This weekend, Arsenal F.C will celebrate saving half a million single-use plastic cups from going to landfill, as part of the club’s on-going aim to reduce its environmental impact. Let’s take single-use plastic out of the beautiful game: https://foe.uk/5kza9 YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=friendsoftheearth Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/friendsoftheearth Twitter – http://twitter.com/friends_earth Instagram – http://instagram.com/friends_earth Email – https://friendsoftheearth.uk/ (scroll […]

Young People’s Forest – #Mead – #Derbyshire

Young People’s Forest – #Mead – #Derbyshire

Picture the scene – a former opencast mine transformed into a 162 hectare haven for wildlife and people. Hundreds of young people gathered on a former coal mine site as they planted the first trees of Britain’s first #YoungPeoplesForest. Being the first youngsters to get a taste of the project, it is hoped over the […]

360° fossil-hunting adventure | Natural History Museum

360° fossil-hunting adventure | Natural History Museum

Join a fossil hunt on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Get tips on what fossils to look out for as you explore the beach alongside students on a fossil collecting walk organised by Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. Find inspiration for your next natural history adventure at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/dippyontour Website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk Twitter: http://twitter.com/NHM_London Facebook: http://fb.com/naturalhistorymuseum Instagram: http://instagram.com/natural_history_museum […]

Ledmore & Migdale – A Highland wooded landscape

Ledmore & Migdale – A Highland wooded landscape

Ledmore & Migdale is home to a diverse range of habitats including one of Scotland’s most northerly native pinewoods, Spinningdale bog – a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the largest remnant of ancient oakwood in Sutherland. See it for yourself. Even better, visit: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood-information/ledmore-migdale/ source

WWT LEGO® Brick Animal Trail 2018

WWT LEGO® Brick Animal Trail 2018

Our unique trail returns to WWT wetland centres with three exciting NEW wetland animals. Meet Sam the short eared owl, Skye the white stork and Walter the water vole. They join our other GIANT models including Lottie the otter, Mac the mallard and Fred the frog. Find out more at www.wwt.org.uk/legobrickanimals source