Garden amphibians drying up

Garden amphibians drying up

Results from the RSPB’s 2018 wildlife survey reveal that garden amphibians are becoming rarer The results from the RSPB’s 2018 wildlife survey, conducted as part of the Big Garden Birdwatch, reveal that sightings of garden amphibians are becoming rarer. Frogs were reported in over three-quarters of gardens across the UK – but despite being the most common non-bird garden visitor,…
Could our obsession with mobile technology destroy wildlife?

Could our obsession with mobile technology destroy wildlife?

Scientists are becoming increasingly concerned that 21st century devices could pose a threat to wildlife through radiation A scientific review of the impacts of electromagnetic radiation launched today reveals our limited understanding about how changes we are making to the environment may be damaging wildlife. Pollution levels have been rapidly rising, and plans for saturating coverage of Wi-Fi and 5G…
Help to map nature’s calendar

Help to map nature’s calendar

Nature’s Calendar shows you how the planet is changing Pictures: Nature’s Calendar What effect has recent weather had on wildlife? Is climate change affecting timings in nature? Join Nature’s Calendar and help scientists to track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife in your area. Nature’s Calendar is the UK’s biggest record of the changing seasons, with over…
Volunteer for Wildlife

Volunteer for Wildlife

Do Something great for nature with BBC Springwatch. The BBC Springwatch Do Something Great campaign is aiming to get as many people as possible volunteering and helping nature and wildlife this spring. From litter picking and beach cleans to planting trees and restoring reed beds, there’s something for everyone. The initiative is supported by a host of organisations including RHS…
Spring spectacular at beautiful Batsford Arboretum

Spring spectacular at beautiful Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum is living proof it’s not just for autumn – it’s in the spring the wild garden really comes into its own. The Fuji cherries – a mountain variety of Japanese cherry – kick-start the blossom displays from late March alongside the stunning displays of 73 different varieties of Magnolia, weather permitting. The wow factor arrives from early April…
Keep Nest Boxes Simple

Keep Nest Boxes Simple

Wildlife charity warns against novelty nest boxes for garden birds If you’re planning to put up a nest box in time for the bird breeding season, the RSPB has a message for you: please keep it simple. A basic wooden box is a much better bet than some of the novelty boxes currently on the market; the RSPB has spotted…