Most people have seen a frog or a toad. But how much do you know about them? Find out more about these amazing amphibians with this series of short activities!Continue reading “Water Week: Frogs and Toads”
Coronavirus has had an effect on every aspect of our lives. It has also affected habitats- both positively and negatively. Read on to find out how!
Positive- Coronavirus has improved air qualityContinue reading “Coronavirus and Local Habitats”
When exploring local habitats, there are three key rules to remember. These rules allow everyone to enjoy the natural areas around them, and make sure that they are still there for future generations!Continue reading “How you can Help Local Habitats”
Urban areas often experience fragmentation, which is the splitting of habitats into smaller areas. This means fewer species can live in each fragment, as there is less access to food, water and mates.Continue reading “Wildlife Corridors in Urban Habitats”
We all know that having a nice garden can increase the value of a house. But did you know that gardens can also increase the value of urban habitats for wildlife? Read on to find out why gardens are increasingly important as an urban habitat!
A Winter Refuge
Did you know that cities and towns are warmer than the surrounding countryside? This means that, in winter, lots of species move into these places to shelter from the lovely UK weather. And gardens are a perfect compromise between urban comfort and rural living! If people put out food for the visiting wildlife, gardens become an even better living option!Continue reading “The Greatness of Gardens: An Urban Wildlife Refuge”
Most of us know that planting trees is a great way of combatting climate change and global warming. But did you know that trees don’t just get rid of carbon dioxide? They also reduce our risk of flooding, make sure our soils stay healthy, and provide us with oxygen! Read on to find out why woodlands are such an important habitat.Continue reading “Woodlands: More than just a habitat”
We’ve all heard of the concept of ‘habitats’. But what are they?
Every plant, animal, or micro-organism has evolved to survive in a particular area. This ‘area’ is its habitat. We’ve got some examples below!
Not all rivers are the same. Some are large, some are small; some are tidal and others are not; all have been changed in some way by humans. Rivers have huge impacts on the landscapes they are part of. Read on to find out more!Continue reading “Remarkable Rivers!”