Latest Blog Posts

We need to talk about ALAN

The extensive use of Artificial Lighting at Night (ALAN) creates an ever-increasing threat to wildlife. Light pollution has increased so much from residences, public infrastructure, and industrial activity, that 80%...

17/06/2021

Saving the Planet … one wasp at a time!

Since finding a large European wasp nest in her loft, Kent artist Louisa Crispin has been fascinated by these tiny, yet despised creatures and has spent several years trying to...

14/06/2021

PotWatch: Finding Flatworms

Today marks the start of Invasive Species Week, an annual event led by the Non-Native Species Secretariat to raise awareness of invasive species and how everyone can help to prevent...

24/05/2021

Save the bees! (but which ones?)

By Buglife’s Countries Manager Andrew Whitehouse Contrary to a popular belief, adding more honeybees is not the answer to pollinator declines. In fact, it may do more harm than good....

06/05/2021

Gangly-legged heralds of spring!

“Yuk! What are all of these horrible black flies?  They’re all horrible and hairy and have horrible dangly legs!”  My daughter is clearly not feeling the love for the ‘love...

25/04/2021

Deciding to harm nature

Last Friday afternoon, just when journalists were clocking off and the Saturday papers were being compiled for the printers, Defra announced that they would be allowing farmers to once again...

12/01/2021

Great Stag Hunt success 2020

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) had a fantastic response to the 2020 Great Stag Hunt, with more than double the usual number of records submitted. The Back from...

05/11/2020

Swanscombe Stories #4 – The Raven

A guest blog from local wildlife enthusiast Dave Clark I`m a birder. I like watching birds. Wherever they are, I`m rarely without my `bins`, a birder’s vernacular for binoculars. I...

05/11/2020