In celebration of World Lemur Day – an event created to raise awareness of these incredibly valuable Madagascan primates as they are in their natural habitats – we’ve put together five of our favourite species of lemur… not an easy task when there’s more than 111 known species of lemur on the planet!Continue reading “World Lemur Day: Five Spectacular Species”
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:Continue reading “Winged wonders to spot this September”
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.Continue reading “World Photography Day: five top tips for wildlife photography”
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?Continue reading “Animal Olympics: who takes the gold?”
On 13 March 2021, the Earth’s Moon will enter a new lunar phase known as a new Moon. We, as humans, traditionally go to bed whilst the Moon is in the sky but what affect does this famous satellite have on our planet’s wildlife?Continue reading “Approaching a new Moon: how does the Earth’s Moon affect wildlife?”
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.
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.Continue reading “UK approves EU-banned pesticide, which can be fatal for bees”
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.Continue reading “The Wildlife Trusts and RHS launch their new campaign: Grow a Secret Garden for Butterflies”
On 31 December 2019, millions of people welcomed in the brand new decade with fireworks. However, do you really know the cost of these bright, celebratory displays to our environment?
On 30 March every year, millions of people around the world switch off their lights for an hour at 8:30pm in a pledge to help save our planet. Some of the globe’s biggest landmarks get involved in the movement too, with Australia’s Sydney Opera House, France’s Eiffel Tower and Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle all going dark for the event.
Every year on the 8 March, females are celebrated for their brilliance and amazing achievements, and the issue of inequality and bias is brought to the forefront.
This International Women’s Day I want to raise awareness of the strong, powerful and overall amazing females of the animal kingdom.
Despite being better known as the ‘King of the Jungle’, it’s actually the female African lions who lead the prides. They spend their whole lives in the area they were born in giving them the advantage of knowing where all the best hunting grounds and watering holes are. They are also pretty good at defending their cubs against aggressive adult males (who commonly seek to kill cubs belonging to other males to ensure the survival of their own offspring), hunting and protecting their territory.