Sarah Butcher, chair of Devon Bat Group, answers our questions about joining a bat group…Continue reading “What is a bat group and why should I join?”
Unless you live in Scotland or the north of England, you could well have grown up never having seen a native Red squirrel in the wild. We explore the reasons behind this and how you can help.Continue reading “British Wildlife on the Edge: The Red Squirrel”
Do you want to make your garden, allotment or balcony the ideal destination for butterflies?
Our new guide: How to make a butterfly-friendly garden gives you lots of tips and ideas to make your outdoor space a pollinator paradise.Continue reading “Gardening for butterflies”
Terrifying? To some.
Dangerous? Rarely to humans.
Crazy lovers? Males beware!
But when it comes to looking after the babies, spiders have it down.Continue reading “Spidermums & Yummy Mummies”
Your garden, the local park or while out on walks are all perfect for an urban nature scavenger hunt. The idea is simple – you discover the nature in your town or city by exploring crooks and looking at unusual times.
For example, try an evening walk to see some of our favourite nocturnal mammals, foxes and hedgehogs, or sunny spaces with some plant life give you the best chances of seeking out butterflies.Continue reading “The Urban Scavenger Hunt”
This article was written for CJS Focus on Environmental Education & Outdoor Activities
This article is designed to help you to take the first steps towards designing your environmental education programme. This is a huge area, but don’t forget, Wild Ideas can help without cost to your organisation.
The health and the breadth of our ecosystems is in steep decline. Species are becoming endangered and extinct at an alarming rate. And at the forefront of our battle with the degradation of nature is the environmental educator.Continue reading “Planning Your Environmental Education Programme”
The country’s most recognisable yellow compound flower, great for pollinators and a fantastic splash of colour in our gardens, on verges and fields, everywhere… but what else can we do with it? Our Wild at Home Officer, Martin, explores this fantastic plant in more detail…
From our quick focus series of videos, we are looking at the Skylark. Some key identification and behaviour points to help you to spot skylark on your walk…