Unique roadshow brings bumblebees’ world into classrooms

A unique mobile interactive experience from conservation charity, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, is to help secondary school students learn about the importance of bumblebees and how to help these struggling pollinators. … Continue reading Unique roadshow brings bumblebees’ world into classrooms

Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 (Part 1)

Young Conservationists What a day! What a walk! An incredible day of solidarity, unity, friendship and peaceful purpose. My thoughts on my astonishing experience at the #PeoplesWalkForWildife It was life-changing … Continue reading Top Conservation Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2018 (Part 1)

Driven Grouse Shooting: the Bluff’s Been Called, by Les Wallace

This post was originally written for  Bowland Raptor Politics. The thoughts expressed here are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent my own. Well with clockwork regularity … Continue reading Driven Grouse Shooting: the Bluff’s Been Called, by Les Wallace

Cetaceans on the Northumbrian coast

Yesterday I experienced something new and otherworldly: discovering a new side to my home county – Northumberland, for those who haven’t yet guessed – on a ten-hour trip into the … Continue reading Cetaceans on the Northumbrian coast

Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz comes to Newcastle

Have you heard of Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz?  If not, it’s essentially a ten-day tour of 50 wildlife sites scattered across Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales, conducted in an … Continue reading Chris Packham’s UK Bioblitz comes to Newcastle

Hairstreaks in the morning sun

Traversing the dappled woodland of Gosforth Park Nature Reserve earlier today, I had only one thing in mind: hairstreaks. Purple hairstreaks, to be precicse, Neozephyrus quercus, a remarkable, handsome butterfly that … Continue reading Hairstreaks in the morning sun