World Sight Day: Vision in the Animal Kingdom

Yesterday was World Sight Day – a day that focuses on eye health and ensuring equal access to care and treatment around the globe. To celebrate, I’ve put together a list of creatures that have some of the most fascinating facts when it comes to their eyes and vision. Let me know your favourite!

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Winged wonders to spot this September

As the morning’s take longer to lighten and the evenings draw to a close just as fast, it’s important to know what you’re looking for with the few daylight hours we have at this time of year.

Join me as we take a look at five winged animals you can spot in the UK this month:

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World Photography Day: five top tips for wildlife photography

To mark yesterday’s World Photography Day – a global celebration of the craft, art, science and history of photography – here are five top tips to keep in mind when you’re next snapping away out in the wild.

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Animal Olympics: who takes the gold?

With just a matter of days left of Tokyo 2020, let’s take a look at some of the athletes found in the animals kingdom. From the fastest flyers to the deepest divers, can you guess which creatures come out on top to take the gold medal?

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Ever changing colours: unravelling the wild’s most vibrant mysteries

Our world is filled with so many wonderful things and, of course, one of them is the marvellous colours that can be found in our oceans, rainforests, countrysides, and beyond. From using them to attract a mate to brandishing them as a warning to rivals, there are lots of reasons why animals are the colours they are. But, how can some be so vibrant and what about the creatures that have the ability to change the colour of their skin altogether?

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Bees: the power of the pollinator

We all know that bees are incredibly important when it comes to the survival of our planet and the way in which we live. But, do you know why they’re so crucial?

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Collective animal names: how many do you know?

Whenever you see a group of the same species gathered together at any one time, there is a usually a specific name used to describe them. You are probably already familiar with a flock of sheep, a herd of elephants, and a pack of wolves, but what about the rest of the wonderful species we share this planet with?

Let’s explore some of the more weird and wonderful collective group names, as well as try to decode why they may have been given these names in the first place.

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UK approves EU-banned pesticide, which can be fatal for bees

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the use of a pesticide, which had been banned for outdoor use in the EU and the UK since 2018, has been authorised for emergency use in England. 

Skitterphoto, Pexels.com

The pesticide, which contains a chemical called thiamethoxam, was banned because it can kill bees. However, it has been permitted for emergency use because of a virus threatening the production of sugar. 

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Remembrance Day: The animals that went to war

Approximately 65 million people from around the world fought in the First World War. But did you know that more than 16 million animals had also served by the time the war came to an end on the 11 November 1918?

“For your tomorrow,
We gave our today.”

Kohima epitaph
By John Maxwell Edmonds

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The Wildlife Trusts and RHS launch their new campaign: Grow a Secret Garden for Butterflies

From today, 12 March 2020, gardeners across the UK can register their pledges online to dedicate a patch of garden or outdoor space specifically for butterflies and moths in a bid to slow their declining populations.

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