The burst of September sunshine this week has made a very welcome change, and our ‘butterfly border’ planted in 2010 by Wildlife Where you Live programme participants is now living up to its name. The butterflies’ favourite source of nectar at the moment is a white buddleia, with up to 4 small tortoiseshell butterflies vying for the best spot on just a single … Continue reading Butterfly Bonanza
Our next Big Wildlife Watch event is on May 12th at 2 pm, when Jenny MacPherson from the Vincent Wildlife Trust (VWT) shares her knowledge of stoats and weasels, and demonstrates how to set up baited hair tubes to detect them. Weasel (photo by Frank Greenaway) Following this free workshop, there will be opportunities to … Continue reading Pop Goes the Weasel!
Starting last night and over the next month or so we are rolling out an Autumn Celebration and Feedback event in some of our Wildlife Where You Live Communities. This is an opportunity to review progress so far and start to plan the next practical phase of wildlife & related amenity projects. Our first event … Continue reading Seasonal Celebrations for Wildlife Where You Live
The Denmark Farm Conservation Centre Autumn Training Programme is packed full of exciting workshops for all interests. Whether you want to extend your knowledge of conservation and species identification or learn a new sustainable craft you will find something for you. There’s even a ‘Wild in the Woods’ event for kids at half term too. … Continue reading Want to learn new skills this autumn?
If so, there are still some places left on our Understanding British Bats course, as well as these other conservation courses: 17-19 June: Flowering Plants 23 June: Restoring Wildflower meadows 24-26 June: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes 1-3 July: British Mammals 8 – 10 July: Entomology 12-14 August: Understanding British Bats 16 Sept: Foraging Food for … Continue reading Fancy going ‘batty’ this summer?