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  • Blog Post: Spring in the city

    If you're in the capital this weekend why not pop into Bushy Park and find out what wildlife calls this urban oasis home? The London Date with Nature team will be taking part in the Chestnut Sunday celebrations. Keep your eyes peeled for the big green "love nature" marquee by the Diana...
  • Blog Post: Wild London calling

    Fancy seeing a wilder side to London? Well why not come along and meet our Date with Nature team to find out what hidden natural wonders the city has to offer? To kick things off, the team are going to be in Battersea Park for the next three weekends (9-24 March) showing you the handsome herons that...
  • Blog Post: Ringing at the BT Tower

    No, not the ringing of phones, but the ringing of chicks. Four peregrine chicks, to be precise. This week, licensed ringer Phil Belman had the job of getting and ringing the four peregrine chicks that we've been watching on one of our many webcams . The whole process took less than an hour...
  • Blog Post: Show's over

    With all their chicks fledged successfully, the show is over this year for the family of peregrines we've been following on our London webcam. However, this isn't the end of peregrines in London. From this weekend, you'll be able to find us outside the Tate Modern , 12 noon-7 pm daily...
  • Blog Post: Park life

    There's some cheeky little chappies that we'd like to introduce you to . Our London date with nature team will be spending the weekend in the wildflower meadow in Kensington Gardens showing visitors the charasmatic house sparrows that call the park home. There used to be thousands of sparrows...
  • Blog Post: The birds are back in town

    When I think of London I think of towering buildings, busy streets and that buzz that comes from being in a large city. However, tomorrow sees the welcome return of some familiar faces and the reminder that, no matter where you are, nature is all around: all you have to do is look for it. Say "hello"...
  • Blog Post: Bums on nests

    Posts on here have been rather sparse of late (sorry), but I hope that now spring is in full swing, and staff are out at sites across the UK , there will be lots of updates coming your way. You don't have to wait for me, though, to keep up with the action. Some bums are already firmly on nests...
  • Blog Post: Plenty of peregrines

    It's been a busy old week on the peregrine front. The Chichester Cathedral peregrines got off to a great start on Wednesday with two baby wood pigeons making a surprise appearance after toppling out of their nest (both were fine in the end) and then another male came in to try his luck yesterday...
  • Blog Post: City living

    Central London isn't the first place that jumps to mind when you think of herons , but perched precariously in the treetops high above Regent's Park , our heron chicks are waiting to take their first flights of freedom. It’s free and right in the heart of things – a short stroll from...