David’s 24-hour line dance challenge

Another year, another fundraising challenge! Find out what I’m getting up to on 27th April and how you can get involved.

April update: Natures Miracles

The start of spring, and all arounds us the miracle of life takes place – often without us being aware. From a chrysalis emerging from the soil as a butterfly, hedgehogs and dormice coming out of hibernation ready to mate, to the sounds of different species of birds...

March update: The start of the baby bird season!

The Blackbird is usually the first of our garden birds that start to nest from early March onwards. That’s why they herald that season for us and as soon as it arrives, we know within a few months we will be in the middle of the ‘silly season’ with hundreds of mouths...

February update: Beavering around!

Well, it was bound to happen and a couple of months ago we had two otters reported in a overflow drain. One of our staff went to look at the problem and was surprised to find two juvenile beavers! Using a net, he was able to catch both beavers and return with them in...

January update: 2024 – The Year to Volunteer

With so many increases in prices, it is hard to think of helping charities by giving donations no matter what their aims and objectives are. However maybe you have some time to spare and that is invaluable to all charities? If you are able to volunteer a few hours...

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July update: Time for the cuckoo to go!

July update: Time for the cuckoo to go!

It’s been a very busy orphan bird season with many, many garden bird species so it caused a surprise when we had a young cuckoo brought in. I personally haven’t heard the cuckoo sound this year which is sad as it usually heralds the start of the summer. Maybe not so...

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Free ways to help wildlife

Free ways to help wildlife

We know that animal lovers are a committed bunch who want to do as much as possible to help animals, even when times are tough. Over the years we've been blown away by the dedication our supporters show, helping wildlife during a recession and even a global pandemic....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Easter Fun Days CANCELLED

Unfortunately, due to our car park field  being waterlogged, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel our Easter Fun Days. We’re very sad as we couldn’t wait to see you all, but we’ve exhausted all our options and it’s not possible to go ahead without a place to...

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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...

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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...

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