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An Interview With Jules Howard

On the first and third Sundays of the month, The London Wildlife Trust hold volunteer workdays at Sydenham Hill Wood.  I’ve volunteered with the wildlife trust for around 2 years now and try to go to these workdays as often as I can! This workday started with a wildflower ID...

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Happy World Turtle Day !

Today (May 23rd) is World Turtle Day! World Turtle Day was established in 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, and aims to increase public interest and knowledge of turtles and tortoises. So, in the spirit of ‘shellebration’ here’s a quick look at each of the 7 species of marine turtle....

Autumn: Foraging for Fungi

It’s that time of year again, the temperature is dropping, leaves are changing and it’s becoming quite clear that the warmth of Summer has gone and Autumn has arrived (albeit slowly this year it seems). The change in the woodland scenery is quite apparent, from the colourful flowers and...

An Interview With Jules Howard

Jules Howard is a writer for both The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and has also published two books to date focusing on the natural world. Both books, ‘Sex on Earth: A Celebration of Animal Reproduction‘ and ‘Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality’, take an interesting view of...

Happy Birthday Sir David Attenbrough!

He has been the voice for hundred’s of nature documentaries, seen sights that so many of us only dream of seeing and been the inspiration for budding conservationists around the world. Of course, I am speaking of Sir David Attenbrough. I had the pleasure of sitting in on one...

Wildlife at Christmas

It’s that time of year again, the days are getting colder, hedgehogs and bats are hibernating and many birds have migrated to warmer climates. However for the animals that remain, the festive period can be remarkably difficult. Shelter is hard to find, food is scarce and the recent floods in...

Worlds Most Endangered Primates

At the end of November, the most recent report detailing the world’s 25 most endangered primates was released.  The report is a joint compilation by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) ; Bristol Zoological Society; the International Primatological Society (IPS) and Conservation International (CI).  Updated...