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This weekend... go wild
This weekend, when you've visited friends and family or had your fill of chocolate eggs, why not stretch your legs on one of our glorious nature reserves ? There are loads to choose from, from peaceful beaches to urban oases to tranquil woodlands. We're celebrating Easter in a variety of...
5 Apr 2012
This weekend... get eggcited!
It's not long until Easter and eggs are everywhere. Tasty as chocolate ones may be, I say that the real things are much more interesting. Here are my Top Ten Eggciting Eggsamples . Tiny cliff ledges are dangerous places for eggs, but safe from ground predators. One of the reasons that guillemots...
30 Mar 2012
This weekend...use your ears
When you next get a second, stick your head out the nearest window (or door!) and listen. If you live near a busy road it might take you a moment to adjust your ears, but listen carefully and you'll hear the beginnings of spring. At the moment, it's mainly an incoherent chatter and twitter...
23 Mar 2012
This weekend... spot a bumbarrel
Most birds are generally pretty secretive when building their nests (except for when they're big, like herons' nests, or just plain obvious, like house martins'). This weekend, be a bit of a bird detective and see if you can see a bumbarrel . Yes, you read correctly. 'Bumbarrel'...
16 Mar 2012
This weekend...watch hares boxing
If March is famous for just one thing, it’s brown hares boxing. So, this weekend, why not try to see it for yourself? Now is a great time to see them as the vegetation and crops on the open farmland they call home have yet to grow too high. Why do they box? Although it looks fun, it’s...
9 Mar 2012
This weekend...get trimming before it's too late
Hedges need to be managed to ensure they continue being useful as a shelter and refuge for wildlife. This weekend will (most likely) be your last chance to give your hedges a good clip before the summer. A word of warning Even now there might be a bird nesting, in which case it'll be...
2 Mar 2012
This weekend... get a real buzz
On a stroll around The Lodge today, it felt like spring! There was warmth from the sun, birds were singing all over the place, and a surprising number of insects had ventured out and about. If the weather's good for you this weekend, watch out for creatures like honeybees (as in the photo above...
24 Feb 2012
This weekend...Put up a nestbox
As we’re coming to the end of the BTO’s National Nestbox Week , this weekend is the perfect time to put up a nestbox in your garden. Get your nestbox Firstly you will actually need your nestbox. Take a look at our online shop – we sell a range that suits every taste and budget...
17 Feb 2012
This weekend...will you be seeing red?
...or maybe a bit of grey will be more your colour this weekend? This week, our Wildlife Enquiries team have been inundated with queries about these beautiful birds - redwings and fieldfares . So if these birds are now as familiar to you as your usual robin and blackbird, you're not alone....
10 Feb 2012
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