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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Can you jump as high as a house?

    The answer is almost certainly no (unless you count dolls houses). Squirrels can though, they can jump 6 metres in one leap. Squirrels are such common creatures that we often ignore them. Maybe you'll pay them a bit more attention once you've read this though. As well as being incredible leapers...
  • Blog Post: 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....
  • Blog Post: Big Wild Sleep Out

    If you enjoy taking part in the Wildsquare survey's, why not take part in our big summer event? It is called the Big Wild Sleep Out and we are asking you to sleep out over the weekend of the 9-11 August. You can either do this in your own garden, or at one of our participating reserves. Connect with...
  • Blog Post: Wildsquare survey for the New Year

    The next Wildsquare survey is about Birds and their song and starts on the 1st January. We’ll be asking you to look for birds and to listen for their song. Birds don’t just sing, they make other noises too; can you hear them calling in flight or flapping their wings. We also want you to tell us what...
  • Blog Post: Burst into spring with Wildsquare

    The spring Wildsquare survey runs from the 1st March to the 30th April and it is called ‘Bursting into spring’. This is an exciting time in nature as there are lots of new plants and animals to see. I love the colours of the first daffodils and crocus. We will be asking you to find spring flowers, so...