If you haven’t heard about the Hive currently living at Kew Gardens then where have you been? In fairness you’ve probably been busy, sorry, but seriously, it’s been on tube posters and everything! If you have genuinely been super duper busy then let me fill you in: The Hive is an impressive aluminium structure designed … More All in a Buzz
Tonight I went for a walk with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in Harpendon Common. It wasn’t a long walk, but we weren’t there to get the miles in, we were there to find bats! Bats are not the winged-terrors that Halloween would suggest. Vampire bats do exist in the Americas, not the UK or Transylvania, … More What animal blows raspberries in the night?
30 Days Wild is BACK! Here are the last few days of the challenge. As you can tell, the holiday set me back a bit; I’m not going to make excuses, but it may have been the wine…
I’ve been growing some chillies on my windowsill for the last two months after my Dad surprised me with a kit when I got home from work one day. They’ve been doing really well but they’ve got a bit too big for their boots. Currently 9 chillies are all sitting in the same tin bucket … More Day 12: It’s getting hot in here
We get absorbed in our own world and only see things/animals that are large enough to notice at a glance. Sometimes, to see the best animal spectacles you need to look for something a little bit smaller. For day 11 I searched for an aphid colony that was being farmed by ants. This is quite … More Day 11: insect farms
This one is pretty self explanatory! Because it was so sunny I decided to look along the edge of a small woodland by Regent’s canal for some basking snakes. I’ve often seen Aesculapian snakes in this area even though you won’t typically find them around the UK. They are a European species with only two … More Day 9: Scales in the sunshine
The Wildlife Trusts started a brilliant campaign last year called #30DaysWild. For the whole month of June people are encouraged to do a random act of wildness each day so they can discover nature in a variety of different ways. Suggestions range from simply going for a walk, sketching flowers, creating wild cocktails, planting flowers for bees… … More #30DaysWild