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 training session. Now, I will be […]

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 butterflies of the summer to the […]

The Big Butterfly Count

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) […]

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 […]

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 parts of the country have made […]

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Earlier this month I visited the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, UK.  Whilst the park has been open for 5 years this was the first opportunity I’d had to visit and I was quite excited as there aren’t many zoological parks in the Yorkshire area. Built on old farmland, Yorkshire Wildlife Park has diverse areas […]