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New Wildsquare survey begins - 1st March
Spring is a wonderful time of year to be getting outside. All around you nature is coming back to life after slowing down for the winter. Leaves are appearing, insects are hatching or coming out of hibernation, flowers are coming up and all sorts of animals are having babies. A lot of animals have babies...
28 Feb 2013
Community Wildlife Gardening Ideas from Dumfries!
In October this year, the Mersehead Moorhens, RSPB Scotland’s most southerly Wildlife Explorer Group, visited a local residential centre to work with some of their residents in their wildlife garden. This was an opportunity that the Moorhen’s were extremely excited about, having been involved...
13 Dec 2012
Explore nature at dusk
One of the most exciting times to go out looking for wildlife is the the hour before darkness. At this time of year this is around the time you've just finished your tea. So take a brave adult and go on a journey into the unknown. Most mammals are active at night , rather than during the day....
27 Feb 2012
The Urban Birder Lands in Glasgow
Glasgow’s remarkable wildlife will be the centre of attention next Sunday (February 19) as The Urban Birder, David Lindo, pays the city a rare visit. As well as urban birding, David’s talk will also look at urban conservation issues and what can be done to help our city birds. His book, The...
15 Feb 2012
RSPB Kelvingrove: Glasgow’s schoolchildren get creative
Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland. Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all...
13 Jan 2012
Hands off my holly
We all know that holly is a special winter plant for people to decorate thier homes with at Christmas. Did you know that it's special for mistle thrushes too? If you find a holly tree packed with bright red berries at this time of year, listen for a loud clacking sound. You can almost guarantee...
16 Dec 2011
Explore nature with a torch
As we approach the winter solstice on the 22nd December the hours of daylight we have are steadily reducing. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (the day is actually the same length as any other it’s just that it’s darker for longer) after that the days will start to get longer...
7 Dec 2011
Give wildlife a tree-mendous boost!
Have you planned any tree-planting for National Tree Week which runs from 26 November to 4 December? If you have planned something, tell us about it! We'd love to hear about what you'll be doing! If you haven't thought about it, then I urge you to think about how you could get involved at...
16 Nov 2011
Keep calm and carry on
If you think that sometimes the youth of today need a bit of inspiration to persevere when something becomes a little harder for them to achieve, especially in todays culture where instant results are expected, then show them this clip for a bit of motivation. It just goes to show that everything...
14 Nov 2011
Poll: How do you get children involved with nature?
It'd be really interesting to see what everybody does with the children in their care, whether you're a parent, teacher, home educator, club leader, relative (I could go on!). Please post if you've got a great memory or would like to share something that your children really enjoy doing...
26 Oct 2011
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