This year we joined over 100 volunteers on the annual hedgehog survey in The Regent's Park, aiming to find out all about this elusive nocturnal animal and helping to monitor and safeguard the vulnerable population, one of the last in central London.
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We've heard it too many times, mobile phones and tablets are creating addiction in their users. But they are, as you know, also wonderful tools. We've set to discover some apps that would make screen time something that would help us reconnect with nature and that would teach us a thing or two.
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We were very privileged to see a fledgling leave the nest for the first time whilst swift watching with Edward and Mandy Meyer of Swift Conservation on Marta Strand's terrace in last week. We had been invited to see behaviour called 'banging' - gangs of swifts race past the nest, briefly pausing at the nest hole, sometimes clinging briefly to the bricks before moving on.View full article →
A BUSH rat called Oyot was a great friend of Emiong, the bat; they always fed together, but the bat was jealous of the bush rat. When the bat cooked the food it was always very good, and the bush rat said, "How is it that when you make the soup it is so tasty?"
The bat replied, "I always boil myself in the water, and my flesh is so sweet, that the soup is good."View full article →
Not everyone is aware that bats love eating insects, and over the course of history they have proved to be an effective way of controlling mosquito populations. We take a look at why we need bats and the benefits of looking after them.View full article →
Here at Habi-Sabi we're passionate about the environment. We aim at living a sustainable life producing as little waste as possible and to make life better for the species that share the planet with us. Partly because of this and partly because we're a bunch of architectural geeks, we get excited about materials for construction that change the ways we've been working and challenge us to think of better practices to build. And is with one particular material that blew our mind that Habi-Sabi started to take form as something more than a nice idea and became a business.View full article →
We're huge fans of the RSPB's initiative Make a home for wildlife. Over on their website they have tons of ideas and activities to do either in your garden, on your balcony or in your neighbourhood. You can choose what type of environment you'd like to work in, what type of nature you're looking to support and how much time you've got and their site will suggest a number of activities. View full article →