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 →
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 →
Over the following weeks we will be sharing swift pictures and facts over Twitter, Instagram and Facebook under the hashtags #swiftfacts and #saveourswifts. Please join us by sharing your swift stories, facts and images or videos. We look forward to seeing them and spreading the word on how wonderful swifts are for many more to enjoy and be aware of them this summer. Help us spread the word about swifts and their needs so we can continue to enjoy their visits for many more summers to come.View full article →
"This weekend we will install our Little Bird Box on a three hundred year old cherry tree in a small village deep into the mountains of Niigata. They still have 1.5 meters of snow so it will be interesting. With this project in mind we put together a checklist for installing your Habi-Sabi boxes." Carolina Vallejo. from TokyoView full article →