Tweet for the wild!

Twitter is a fantastic place to connect with other people who share your passion for wildlife, nature and the outdoors. It’s perfect for sharing pictures of your finds and gettign help with identifying plants and animals, or using your skills to help others. If you are new to Twitter, a good place to start (once…

Wild sounds for sleep

Have you ever fallen asleep to the sounds of nature? Some people find natural sounds almost hypnotic, and find that sounds such as wind, rain or running water can help them to relax and drift off to dreamland. Listening to natural sounds can also help you to relax if you are feeling anxious  – before…

Plant borage for bees

If you’ve ever wandered along a country lane flanked by tall stands of borage plants, you will know that these are a magnet for pollinating insects, especially bees. Honey bees and several bumblebee species, including solitary bees, visit to take advantage of the abundance of nectar and pollen. Also known as Starflower, it flowers from…

Make seed bombs

This is an exciting way to plant wildflowers! You can make your own seed bombs quite easily, and use them to brighten up your garden, public areas, waste ground, or even gift them to friends and family. Widlflowers are very important as they provide natural food for a range of insects and other widlife. Using…

Climb for a wild view

Challenge yourself and scale the summit of your nearest peak or hill and enjoy noticing the  different plans, birds and animals that live higher up. It’s often colder and windier the higher you go, so remember to let people know where you are going, and take clothes suitable for wet or cold weather as well…

Snap something blue

Or purple… or red.. or yellow! Choose a colour and see if you can photograph nine things in nature that are the same colour using your smartphone, tablet or camera. It’s amazing what you can notice when you are tuned in to a certain colour, and it is especially fun to do during Summer and…