Archives for August 2011

UK native seed hub – a project aimed at restoring meadows




A new seed bank hopes to protect native plants from meadows and open spaces around the UK. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has launched the UK … [Read more...]




Sand lizards released back to the wild on Merseyside




Eighty sand lizards have been released as part of a project to protect the species in Merseyside, North West England. The sand lizard is, according … [Read more...]




Project hopes to protect sand loving plants




Holidaymakers enjoying the beaches and sand dunes around UK coastline this summer may be unaware of the spectacular wild flowers and other plants that … [Read more...]




Giant dragonfly found in north Cumbria




Measuring almost 10cm ( 5 inches) long, a green and black dragonfly has been spotted in woodland in north Cumbria. Initial research around the … [Read more...]




Whooper swan romance has happy ending




A pair of Whooper swans have bred for the first time in Norfolk, thousands of kilometres from their normal breeding grounds. Whooper swans pair … [Read more...]




Larch tree disease found in Cumbria




Ramorum disease of larch trees has been found in Cumbria for the first time. The disease, which kills larch trees very quickly and is a recent … [Read more...]




‘Balconies, boxes and roofs could help tackle loss of UK biodiversity’ says RSPB




The RSPB is urging people to create a window box or turn their balconies and rooftops into miniature gardens. A haven for all kinds of … [Read more...]




Lifeline for struggling farmland birds




A study has found that by leaving patches of common ryegrass to go to seed instead of cutting for silage, birds have an abundant supply of seeds to … [Read more...]




Artist records plants at Dungerness




The plant life at the RSPB reserve at Dungerness is being used in a new art project by a local artist. Rare plant life at RSPB Dungeness nature … [Read more...]