The Big Butterfly Count 2016

Now in its 6th year running, If you haven’t heard of the Big Butterfly Count, it’s exactly as it sounds – a large scale butterfly count! The aim is to encourage people around the country to count butterflies in their local area over July and August and submit the results. The end results (total numbers) […]

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 of his talks a couple of […]

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 wildlife emblem for our country if […]

What’s on in 2016

For my first post of the new year I thought I’d detail some of the incredible exhibits and events happening throughout 2016.  Whilst some of these are yearly events, others are one-off occurances.  I’ve also included some key dates for the diary, such as Love your Zoo week! So, What’s on in 2016? 30th/31st January […]