In a new series of articles, we’ll be taking a look at the best places to watch wildlife in North East England. By no means comprehensive but hopefully informative, these posts are intended to provide inspiration on where to visit in the North East to observe and enjoy nature, as well as detailing some of […]Where to watch wildlife in the North East: Silverlink Biodiversity Park — James Common
The BBC reported that Hen Harriers are close to extinction in England as the only two nesting pairs in the country failed to breed. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said this is the first time since the 1960’s that the harriers have not produced even one chick. The RSPB blamed private […]English Hen Harriers Face Extinction Risk — Natural History Wanderings
Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera), an invasive species native to the foothills of the Himalayas, is an extremely problematic weed in the British Isles, and one of the species CABI is working to help control in the natural environment. Imported to the British Isles for its alluring pink flowers, over the past 50 years the plant…The ongoing challenge of tackling Himalayan balsam in the British Isles — The Invasives Blog
I have visited the Holy Island of Lindisfarne many times to admire the sites birdlife, chase rarities and even seek out insects, but never to appreciate it’s diverse and interesting flora. Lindisfarne is well known as an excellent site for those interested in botany, it’s unspoilt beaches, sprawling dune slacks, fields and expansive areas of […]Exploring the Fascinating Flora of Lindisfarne — James Common
A Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Durham Wildlife Trust nature reserve encompassing a disused magnesian limestone quarry, I have read about Bishop Middleham Quarry for years. People, it seems, visit the site from far and wide to experience the fantastic flora on offer here. As well as for an abundance of colourful insects. […]Wonderful Wildflowers at Bishop Middleham Quarry — James Common
North Wales is a hotspot for marine mammals such as porpoises and seals. Join us for a look into what you can expect to see on the foreshores of north Wales.
Birds of a prey are magical and mystical creatures and we are blessed to have many in north Wales. Join us for a look into what species we have on our wonderful land.
The Wildlife Trusts have pioneered the reintroduction of beavers to Britain ever since Kent Wildlife Trust released these industrious creatures into a fenced area of fenland in 2001. Then followed the Scottish Beaver Trial, which saw the first ever reintroduction of a native extinct mammal to the British Isles since they were hunted to extinction […]
The Wildlife Trusts – a movement of 46 charities across the UK – are, like others, dealing with unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus. Restoring nature in the UK – one of the most nature depleted countries in the world – has become harder than ever during the pandemic. At the same time, people are seeking […]
For me, one of the few positive aspects of our current lockdown has been the opportunity to look closer at the wildlife that persists close to home. Doing so has been eyeopening, to say the least, and while of course, I would rather have been venturing into the wider countryside, the diversity of life here […]