Where To Go For Wildlife Tours In The UK

There is no need for you to go out of the country for a wildlife adventure. There are plenty of spots in Britain to experience the wildlife and to come up close and personal with animals in their natural environment. So, where do you go for wildlife tours in the UK? Below are some of […]

Must-See Natural Wonders In Scotland

Scotland is consistently recognised as one of the most beautiful countries in the world based on surveys done online by travel websites. While Scotland is known for having a developed economy due to the manufacturing, financial services and technology sector, they are also popular for their tourism industry which accounts for 5% of their GDP. […]

Discovering Petworth Park In Winter

Petworth Park in Sussex seamlessly marries art and nature. Its palatial mansion, built in the 17th century, houses an extensive collection of paintings from painters such as William Blake, Van Dyck and J.M.W. Turner. There are also sculptures like statuary and carvings by John Edward Carew and Grinling Gibbons. Petworth park also boasts of panoramic […]

Scotland’s Winter Wildlife Activities

  Scotland is branded as one of the top wildlife destinations in Europe. The government claims that millions visit annually for nature trips. It is also estimated that Scotland’s wildlife tourism’s annual worth is £153 million. Demands for nature trips were so high that even the economic downturn in 2009 still resulted in an increase […]

Major Threats To UK Wildlife Population

The United Kingdom (UK) has always been one of the countries at the forefront of industrialisation and development. It is one of the nations with the best economy in the world. However, industrialisation comes at a cost. Several animals which are native to the UK have now become endangered and the biggest reason is development. […]

Big Garden Birdwatch At Margam Country Park

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is holding its annual Big Garden Birdwatch on 27-29 January 2018. If you wish to take part in this activity and be in the company of other bird and/or nature lovers, go to Margam Country Park on 28 January 2018 from 10 AM to 3:30 PM. […]

9 Native British Animals

The UK is home to different species of animals. But do you know which ones are native to the country? If you want to learn about native British animals, we’ve listed some of them below: Red Deer The red deer is a native British animal that started inhabiting the country 11,000 years ago. It is […]

UK Marine Wildlife – Best Spots To Watch Them

Being an island nation, the UK is home to some of the world’s well-known marine wildlife animals. The sea life here is very diverse and rich, making it an ideal destination for those who love marine animals. What sea animals would you see during your visit? Where are the best spots to watch these UK […]

Learn About British Trees At Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is having a Winter Tree ID Walk on February 3, 2018. This one-hour walk starts at 2:00 P.M. and the meeting point is at the park’s visitor reception area. A National Trust property, Dyrham Park features numerous magnificent trees such as lime, beech, ash and sycamore. You would even find ancient trees which […]

Noteworthy Hedgehog Facts You Must Know

BBC wildlife launched a poll in 2013 to search for Britain’s Wildlife Icon. Which animal emerged victorious and claimed the title? It is the hedgehog! This spiny creature edged out the badger over a thousand votes. The other plant and animal species it bested include the red squirrel, oak tree, robin, otter, ladybird, swallow, water […]

The Most Common Birds In Britain

As of January 2017, there are 603 species of birds occurring in the UK according to the British Trust for Ornithology. This list includes those that reside in the country as well as those that migrate here during the winter season. Without a doubt, Britain’s bird population is very diverse which is why bird-watching activities […]

Should We Stop Eating Sea Urchins?

Sea urchins are easily recognisable marine animals. They look like spiny spheres under the sea and they grow to around 1-4 inches in diameter. There are hundreds of different species of sea urchins. Their colour vary depending on their species, but most of them are green, red, purple, black and brown. They belong to a […]

How Air Pollution Affects Birds

Global air pollution is worsening at an alarming rate. In 2016, a report stated that, in just five years, outdoor air pollution increased by 8% worldwide. The places most affected by this are cities in developing countries such as those in Asia and the Middle East. Meanwhile, in the UK, air quality isn’t as hazardous […]

10 Interesting Facts About Otters

Otters are carnivorous mammals with thick fur and webbed feet. They are friendly and playful which is why they’re one of the well-loved animals in the world. In the UK, otters almost became extinct in the fifties and sixties because of rivers contaminated with chemical residues. Fortunately, in 2011, the Environment Agency announced their return. […]

Recent Seahorse Sighting In Studland Bay

This summer, a female spiny seahorse was seen in Studland Bay. No seahorse has been spotted in this area for the past three years. The Seahorse Trust named it Hope. British coastline is home to two species of seahorses – the short-snouted and spiny or long-snouted seahorse. Since 2008, both species have been declared protected […]

The Effects Of The Growing Deer Population

The UK is home to six species of deer – the red, roe, fallow, Sika, muntjac and Chinese water deer. Of the six, only the red deer, Britain’s largest land mammal, and the roe deer are indigenous. Meanwhile, while it may not be native to Britain, the fallow deer are usually seen as such since […]

How To Prepare For Bird-Watching

Bird-watching is one of the popular hobbies in Britain. In fact, a magazine dubbed this activity as the unlikeliest craze for 2017. What’s probably even more surprising is that birding, believed to be reserved for middle-aged men, has attracted millennials. According to a survey of Britain’s hobbies and interests conducted nationwide, 32% of men between […]

Autumn Activities At Lyme Park

Lyme Park is undeniably beautiful with its intricate architecture, manicured gardens and scenic landscape. While you may visit this former sporting estate all year round, coming here in autumn can become even more rewarding as the place even becomes more picturesque during this season. So, if you want to simply enjoy nature’s beauty on a […]

Harbour Seal And Grey Seal – How To Tell Them Apart

Spotting seals in the UK is not an unusual occurrence because they have a large population in the country. There are over 30 species of seals; however, only two types of species inhabit British waters – the harbour seal and the grey seal. While it’s possible for you to see other species such as ringed, […]

Where To See Bottlenose Dolphins In The UK

Playful and highly intelligent, the bottlenose dolphin fascinates a lot of people. Want to know where to find them in the UK? Before we tell you the best spots for bottlenose dolphin sightings, let’s learn a few important facts about these adorable marine mammals. What Are Bottlenose Dolphins? Bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, are one of […]

December Activities At Richmond Park

There is a free guided walk around Richmond Park on December 26, Tuesday. The meeting place is at Pembroke Lodge Car Park. The activity begins at 10 A.M. and typically finishes midday. The Friends of Richmond Park is spearheading the activity. These free walks are open to anyone, no bookings necessary. Meanwhile, in case you […]

Christmas 2017 At Coughton Court

It’s Christmas time once again at Coughton Court! Visit this Tudor mansion from November 25 to December 3 and see how the Throckmorton family celebrates this festive season. Now on its 8th year, the annual winter festival promises visitors loads of merrymaking that’s surely going to make everyone feel the Christmas spirit. For nine days, […]

Great White Sharks in the UK: Why Don’t They Visit?

It’s hard not to love sharks or at the very least: find them absolutely, crazy-fascinating. We could sit and talk all day about the trillion-and-one things that make them so cool. But instead, let’s turn our attention to the most notorious species: the Great White. It’s an awesome and powerful apex predator that can be found […]

Rockpooling: The Guide to Finding Marine Creatures

For those that love the thrill of uncovering small and inquisitive species, rockpooling is a must-do activity. The rock pools are diverse habitats with a plethora of animals like crabs, fish, sea snails and starfish just waiting to be uncovered. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the best tips to making the […]

Badger Culls In 2017: Are They Really Necessary?

A Short History of Badger Culls For the past half-century, starting in the 1960s the European Badger (Meles meles) has been subjected to countless Badger culls. They originally started in order to control the spread of rabies. As time passed, however, the threat of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) became the new threat to replace rabies. It was […]

10 Reasons Why Plastics are Bad for the Environment

They litter our coasts, seas, towns, cities, woodlands and forests. No matter how far you travel you are more than likely to find some plastic waste. As well as an ugly annoyance, they’re extremely damaging to the environment, keep reading to find out specifically, why plastics are bad for the environment, our wildlife and ourselves.     1. […]

Lynx Reintroduction in the UK: Is It a Good Idea?

Proposal for the Lynx Reintroduction in Scotland   So, recently plans were laid out by the Lynx Trust UK to allow for a handful of Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx) to be let free into the Scottish wilderness about 30 miles away from Glasgow. It would be fair to say that the proposal has received a mixed reception. On […]

Swim With Basking Sharks in the UK

Introduction To swim with Basking Sharks is something that can be done fairly easily thanks to their diet restricting them to the top few meters of water. Whilst this close to the surface their dorsal fin breaks the surf allowing them to be able easily seen from a distance. This also happens to make them a […]

How to Spot Marine Mammals

It’s no secret that the world is in love with the charismatic behaviour of whales and dolphins. It can be truly exciting to spot marine mammals in the wild, but doing so will take some patience and an enjoyment for the outdoors. Here we’ll go over insider tips and tricks that you’ll use to help […]