June update: The Time for the Dawn Chorus!

June update: The Time for the Dawn Chorus!

With the lovely sunny weather that is with us and the days starting to get longer, June is the month to be up at 5am and enjoy the bird song! The males sing to attract females, to claim territories and warn other males away. They start just before sunrise and continue...
May update: Ne’er cast a clout

May update: Ne’er cast a clout

“Ne’er cast a clout til May be out” refers to the month. It’s a saying I can remember as a child and often wondered if it meant the month or the hawthorn blossom of the same name. Clout is from an Old English word for cloth or clothing, and the saying was a reminder...
April update: April showers

April update: April showers

April showers bring the promise of summer not being faraway. So many of us start to venture into the garden to get it ready for the times that we will spend enjoying the warm weather. But it is now becoming increasingly obvious that our gardens are so important for...
March update: Frog or toad?

March update: Frog or toad?

Frog or Toad? As soon as we get those lovely sunny days with the promise of spring, toads are on the move! Once the temperature rises above 5c, they become active preferring to move on wet, non-windy weather. Because they return to the pond that they were originally...
February update: Mother’s Day

February update: Mother’s Day

This is the day that occurs in March when we thank our Mum for all that she has done for us. It’s slightly different these days as most mothers will still be working whereas in the last century, she was the person who stayed at home, kept the house tidy, cooked all...

Baby Shower for our Orphans appeal

The trouble with wildlife orphans is that they come every year. With a human baby, they grow out of things before they wear out. Can you help us buy what we need before the spring orphan season starts, please? Orphaned little owl during treatment 2 rolls of vet bed...