Did you know that half of all British butterflies are now on the Red List, which means they’re either threatened or ‘near threatened’ with extinction? In this guest blog Wildlife expert Sean McMenemy director at Ark Wildlife shares his tips for attracting butterflies for this year’s ‘Big Butterfly Count’, which runs until August 7…
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Black-Tailed Godwits need our help. This is why.
Black-tailed godwits are categorised as near threatened in the IUCN Red List. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust and RSPB have been pioneering conservation efforts to save them.
A GCSE in Natural History is finally happening!
An exciting new GCSE in Natural History will officially be introduced by September 2025, an announcement from Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi confirmed today.
School strikers call on the Royals to rewild their land
On Saturday morning, Chris Packham joined hundreds of children and families as they marched through Green Park in central London to Buckingham Palace, calling on the Royals to rewild their land.
How to embrace autumn by learning lessons from nature
An extract from Chloé Valerie Harmsworth’s nature diary. In it she explores her local green spaces through the seasons, identifying and recording flora and fauna, and reflecting on numerous subjects.
Thousands of badgers to be killed in 7 new areas despite government promise
Badger culling will be extended to seven new areas in England this year, despite previous Government promises to implement a cattle vaccine for the disease.
Wild East: 10 exciting ways that Fritton Lake is rewilding
Since moving back to my home region of East Anglia in 2019, I’ve been excited to get out an visit some of the progressive and innovative projects taking place across Norfolk and Suffolk — and although a certain pandemic slowed things down — I’m thrilled to now find myself able to get out amongst some of these rewilding hotspots.
How to care for your local foxes
Once upon a time, largely rural human cultures valued foxes because they ate crop-ravishing mice. Mechanization condensed the amount of land needed for cultivation; technology provided pesticides to kill mice. Now country foxes, out-of-work and homeless, have emigrated to town, where they are again expected to earn their keep…
Why I’m joining the Big Climate Fightback…
The Woodland Trust launched the Big Climate Fightback in September to give people a simple way to make a difference in the fight against climate change.
Why the North Norfolk Safari is the perfect UK staycation
Have you ever dreamed of taking a safari? Of spotting a distant movement through the binoculars, followed by the shuddering kickstart of a Land Rover engine as you prepare to chase an indistinguishable shadow or glimpse of fur across the grassy landscape… would you believe me if I said you could do just that? In the UK.