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”
Produce the perfect stack of habitats in your own garden to attract useful and interesting invertebrates. And perhaps a hedgehog!
In the UK, an average garden is home to more than 2,000 species of insect. Many of these insects are useful to the hobbyist gardener, controlling those pesky bugs that can cause damage to our cherished plant life.Continue reading “How to Make a Bug Hotel!”
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”
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!
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”
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”
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”