This weekend (31st May to 1st June) marks the return of the Garden Bioblitz across the UK. Hopefully lots of people will be taking part and having fun finding out what’s living in their gardens! You can find out more on the Garden Bioblitz website or chat to the team on Twitter @GardenBioblitz or on … More Guest blog: iSpot and the Garden Bioblitz
I’ve written a couple of previous blogs about my tiny urban garden and the things I’ve done to try and make it more attractive to wildlife. It was the inspiration for the recent Garden Bioblitz event that took place across the UK, and it has brought me enormous pleasure in terms of bringing a little … More Wildlife gardening ups and downs
Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd June, hundreds of people across the UK took part in the country’s first national Garden Bioblitz event. It was a huge success, even featuring on Springwatch and in BBC Wildlife Magazine, and we had loads of positive feedback from people who had enjoyed scouring their gardens for all … More Garden Bioblitz 2013 – the results so far
The UK’s first national Garden Bioblitz is fast approaching (1st-2nd June – put it in your diary!), and for the past few weeks I have been busy trying to tidy up my small garden and make it a bit more attractive to wildlife in preparation for the big event. I have filled empty pots with … More The Bucketpond Challenge
If you’ve followed my previous posts, you will have heard about the “Garden Bioblitz” event that took place in the UK over the weekend of 21st and 22nd July. This event came about after I chatted about my own ‘urban bioblitz‘ last year on Twitter and a number of fellow wildlife enthusiasts told me that … More Garden Bioblitz a big success!
At the end of my last post I mentioned that some friends and I were setting up a “Garden Bioblitz” event, to encourage others to have a look at what’s living in their gardens. Well, it’s happening this weekend! This year, the event is a small-scale trial to test how it will all work in … More Garden Bioblitz – just a few days to go!
Last summer I wrote a long blog post about my small, urban garden and a ‘Bioblitz’ I performed in it, to try and find out exactly what was living on my doorstep. It really brought home to me how important even small actions are for wildlife, and inspired me to try and do even more … More My urban garden – an update
So… it’s that end of the year time when everyone looks back at the past year, comes up with endless lists of the “Top 10 …….. of 2011”, and starts making their New Year’s resolutions as they look forward to the year ahead. I’ve had a great year in terms of wildlife encounters, in the … More 2011: The year in wildlife
I’ve mentioned before that I live in quite an urban part of Bristol, and that although it’s a nice area and Bristol is a great place to live, my part of it is pretty much devoid of trees, grass or really anything other than tightly packed houses, cars and concrete. I am lucky in having … More An Urban Bioblitz