Category: Environment

Wychwood volunteering

Conservation work-parties Volunteering with the Wychwood Project is a great way to pick up skills, make friends and feel part of an enthusiastic team. No experience is necessary for any of the tasks (instruction is part of the day) but you must wear appropriate clothing for outdoor work including stout boots and gloves; tools are provided Read More

Cotswold Wildlife Park’s first Porcupette twins show off their quills

Cotswold Wildlife Park is celebrating the birth of the first Porcupine twins in the Park’s forty-seven-year history. The as-yet-unnamed and unsexed twins (one pictured left) were born recently to first-time mother Stempu and father Prickle. The newborns are on show in the enclosure they share with a trio of inquisitive Dwarf Mongooses. The twins are Read More

Save our stag beetles

Make your garden a stag beetle sanctuary Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles (Lucanus cervus) are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce. However, despite being Britain’s largest land beetle, they are also one of Britain’s rarer beetles. Now, Read More

Will the real native hedgehog please stand up?

How well do you know Britain’s favourite mammal? Getting the key facts right could help save the species   The British public and wildlife conservationists alike hold hedgehogs and their conservation very close to their hearts. However, there are a number of myths that have developed over the years about our spiny friends that could Read More