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  • Blog Post: As cold as ice

    Water turns into ice when the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius (or freezing point) but what actually happens? Water is made up of miniscule pieces called molecules which are too small to be seen, even under a microscope. These molecules move around all the time while the temperature is above...
  • Blog Post: Birds and their song survey nearly finished

    Our January / February WildSquare survey is nearly finished. You've still got just over a week to do the survey and submit your results. So if you haven't alredy done it, why not have a go over the weekend. Lots of you have taken part. The commonest birds to be seen on the survey are so far...
  • 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: 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: Don't forget the Big Wild Sleepout

    The Big Wild Sleepout is taking place from the 9-11th August. Get your camping gear ready and go out and sleep under the stars over the following 3 nights. Make sure you wrap up warm and take plenty of yummy food to watch wildlife at night. Let us know through the Wildsquare website on how you got...
  • Blog Post: New Wildsquare Survey

    The next Wildsquare survey begins on the 1st September. It is all about changes through the Autumn. We’ll be asking you to look for different types of fungi, the changing colour of the leaves, the weather and what could be hiding underneath rocks and stones. Don't forget to enter your results on...
  • 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...