Wildflowers in the Wood

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...

Let’s Talk About: Cetacean Strandings

The recent mass cetacean stranding in the Florida Everglades has drawn a lot of attention, from the media and public alike, however this isn’t the first time a mass stranding of this particular species (False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens) has occured (Kommetjie, 2009; Hamlin Bay, 2005).  It’s not even the...

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...

Hedgehog Awareness Week

My blog has been quiet recently for various reasons, but I am starting back up again with regular posts and what better way to start again, than with hedgehog awareness week. Last year, a poll released in the BBC wildlife magazine found hedgehogs to be Britain’s favourite species, a...