Archives for March 2009

Rare Yellowhammer Sighting?




The Yellowhammer seems to have graced the northern border of England with his presence on this seemingly inhospitable marshes of the Solway plain, … [Read more...]




A Rare White Violet




From late February to May in shade at the edges of woodland or in hedgerows we can find clumps of sweet violet (viola odorata). … [Read more...]




International Dawn Chorus day




International Dawn Chorus Day will take place on 3rd May 2009 and is a worldwide celebration of Nature's daily Miracle. Organised by The … [Read more...]




Make Your Nature Count




The RSPB wants to know what crawls, slithers, scuttles, flutters and flies in your garden with its new spring survey.  Make Your Nature Count … [Read more...]




Bumble Bee Survey




The Bumble Bee Conservation Trust are looking for people to support them and need your help to map the distributions of our bumblebees. In … [Read more...]




National Soil & Earthworm Survey




March - May 2009 The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is an exciting new initiative, open to anyone with an interest in nature. Their aim is … [Read more...]




Grant for butterfly scheme




Britain’s most threatened butterfly is being offered a helping hand to recovery in the Morecambe Bay and South Cumbria area, thanks to a grant boost … [Read more...]




International award for Muncaster owl




One of the best-loved owls ever to wing its way into the World Owl Trust at Muncaster near Ravenglass in the Lake District has been honoured with an … [Read more...]




Bumble Bees Need You!




With spring in the air, it will soon be time for the queen Bumble Bees to emerge from hibernation. … [Read more...]




Spring Arrives in Cumbria




The end of February has seen a very mild week with temperatures jumping from 4 to 10 degrees Celcius. Light breezes and spring sunshine have made … [Read more...]