Don’t over trim your holly bush




It’s an age-old tradition – using fresh holly branches to adorn your table and give your home a festive look – but conservationists are warning that … [Read more...]




Whooper swans land early in Scotland




Staff and volunteers at two Wildfowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) sites in the UK have been surprised by the early arrival of Whooper Swans this … [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...]




Bittern numbers increase




Bittern numbers are on the increase,  according to the latest research. This threatened heron has enjoyed its most successful year since it … [Read more...]




Ten years of saving skylarks




The RSPB’s ten year long project at Hope Farm in the Cambridgeshire countryside has been a "bigger success than expected", says the charity. The … [Read more...]




Petition demands end to killing of birds of prey




Wildlife Minister Huw Irranca Davies has accepted a petition signed by more 200,000 people and many organisations demanding an end to the killing of … [Read more...]




Record corn bunting roost in Bedfordshire




Conservationists are investigating what has caused the largest roost of corn buntings in living memory to settle in a farmer’s field in … [Read more...]




Squirrel Pox Virus in Merseyside




The first confirmed case of Squirrel pox virus in Blundellsands, Merseyside has been confirmed. This is a devastating blow to conservationists … [Read more...]